Police seek three men for touching woman

Woman had been hitchhiking from Terrace to Kitimat

A woman hitchhiking from Terrace to Kitimat was a victim of inappropriate touching when she was picked up on Highway 37, say police.

On Saturday, January 26 shortly after 3 PM the 24 yr old woman was picked up by three men in a white truck. Two men began to touch her inappropriately and did not stop when she asked them to.

The woman opened the truck door, causing the driver to stop the truck. She then exited the truck and one of the men spat on her. The truck took off south then stopped a short distance down the road and tossed out her belongings, report police.

A conservation officer observed the distraught woman on Highway 37 at Old Lakelse Lake Dr. He picked her up and called for police assistance.

Police transported the woman to Mills Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injured thumb that she slammed in the vehicle door when escaping.

The truck is described as white, full sized, crew cab, open box, and between the years 2000 and 2005 model but unknown make.

The driver’s first name was Stan and he is described as First Nations, tall, slim, left arm covered in tattoos, short hair, clean shave, and wearing a Tap Out t-shirt.

The passenger’s first name was John and he is described as First Nations, chubby, crooked teeth, and wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans. The second passenger was only described as a First Nations man.

The three men may have picked up another woman hitchhiking and had dropped her off near the Skeena Landing complex shortly before this incident occurred. Police encourage this woman to contact them.

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 www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).