Warning issued to women
Police are warning women to be wary after reports of suspicious incidents in the downtown core of Prince George.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Prince George RCMP have been made aware of situations where women are followed to their vehicles after leaving their place of employment in the downtown area of the city. In addition to following the women, a lone male suspect speaks to them and makes them feel very uncomfortable.
Although it is believed that several of these incidents have taken place, only one has been reported to police. Investigators believe that these incidents are mostly happening in the evenings after 7 p.m. As far as the police know, no one has been hurt or assaulted.
“We strongly advise anyone who has been victimized or has seen anything suspicious, to contact the RCMP so we can find this individual or individuals,” said Const. Fred Greene. “A good description of the suspect will assist police in finding the individual responsible.”
The Prince George RCMP are urging members of the public, especially women, to be extra vigilant while walking in this area of our community. If this happens to you, please call 911 immediately.
They are also requesting that anyone that may have recently experienced a similar incident, to call the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300.
For your safety: Walk in pairs or groups, request colleagues (two) escort you to your vehicle following your shift, park as close to the business as possible, carry a cell phone in order to immediately call 911.