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Prince George RCMP warn women not to walk alone after two sexual assaults near high school

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RCMP in Prince George are warning the public about what they are calling two "similar sexually motivated attacks" over the past week.

Both attacks occurred around Massey Drive near Prince George Secondary School and involved a masked man. 

RCMP say a woman was inappropriately touched by a masked man along the golf course side of Westwood Drive between Massey and Ferry at about 4 PM last Thursday. 

The suspect in this attack is described as male, approximately 19-years-old with fair skin, blue eyes, and wearing a black puffy jacket and a mask.

On Friday, RCMP say a man in a black ski mask attacked a 15-year-old female at the top of the stairs off Massey Drive near Prince George Secondary School. 

Police say the victim screamed and scared off her attacker. 

The suspect in this investigation is male, approximately 168 cm (5'6"), average or thin build, and wearing a black jacket, black gloves, and black ski mask.

Craig Douglass of Prince George RCMP says that while investigators acknowledge the similarities between the two attacks, they have no information to link them.

"We are warning all members of the public, especially females walking alone, to be cautious, be aware of their surroundings, and obviously try not to walk alone whenever possible."

Douglass says both women were "shook up" but otherwise fine.


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