Man sought for ‘creeping’ and grabbing women

TERRACE RCMP believe it may be the same man in all three incidents

  • Aug. 19, 2013 6:00 a.m.

TERRACE RCMP are looking for a man they believe may be responsible for three separate incidents of creeping and grabbing woman last week.

Early Friday morning, August 16, a young woman was walking home towards Thornhill at approximately 1 a.m. and had just crossed the bridges on Hwy 16 when a man approached her from the bushes near the grassy area of the four-way stop, reported police Aug. 19.

The man came towards the woman and when she started to run, he gave chase, caught her just past the weigh scales on Hwy 16 and grabbed her by the arm.

She managed to fight him off and ran to the nearest gas station for help.

That same day at approximately 7 p.m., a man approached a young woman who was walking with friends on Lakelse Ave. away from Marks Work Warehouse towards Safeway.

He spoke with the woman then reached out to grab her breast.

A friend stepped in the way and told the man to leave. He complied.

A third incident occurred early Monday morning, August 19 when a woman was walking on Old Lakelse Lake Dr. at approximately 4 a.m. and was followed by a man driving a small white car with a spoiler and red and blue lights on the dash.

The man stopped her repeatedly and asked, then demanded, that she get into the car.

She went straight to the Petro Canada gas station and called for help.

Police say the man is similar in description for all incidents: he has dark skin, is possibly East Indian, has puffy cheeks, is about 30-years-old, 6 feet tall, medium build, short dark hair, is clean shaven, and has very calloused hands.

In the first incident that occurred in downtown Terrace, he was wearing a blue polo shirt with white pants.

In the second incident on Hwy 16, he was wearing a long sleeved black shirt, beige shorts, and black shoes with white stripes.

If you have information about this crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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