Women warned not to walk alone due to recent assaults

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Okanagan City of British Columbia  are recommending women walk with a friend when possible after three assaults in the last 10 days.

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After releasing information about a groping incident on Oct. 14 on Highway 33, two more victims have come forward.RCMP say all the incidents have, so far, taken place between 6 – 7 a.m. involving a man who wears a hoodie with the hood used to conceal his face.

On Oct. 6 at 6:35 a.m., a woman was walking on Nickel Road when the suspect grabbed her buttocks and ran off.

On Oct. 16 at 6:19 a.m., another woman was walking on the Mission Park Greenway between Ziprick Road and Leckie Road when a man exposed himself.

The incident on Oct. 14 saw a woman groped by a man who was naked from the waist down. She was walking alone near Mills Road and Highway 33.

No arrests have been made.

RCMP say the women were not injured but should be cautious about walking alone.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind all pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings when walking alone and consider walking with a friend when possible,” says Cpl Joe Duncan with the Kelowna RCMP. Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious during the time of the incidents is asked to call local police.

Source Global News

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