Police want to speak with man who grabbed teen girl's arm near SouthKam

By James Peters
December 7, 2017 - 10:14am Updated: December 7, 2017 - 1:34pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP are trying to track down the man who grabbed a teen girl's arm in the Sagebrush area yesterday afternoon.

The 15 year old girl was walking down Ninth Avenue between South Kamloops Secondary School and Lloyd George Elementary School at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon.

That's when the man grabbed her arm.

She was able to pull away and ran down to Columbia Street, where her father had been waiting to meet her.

Despite patrols by both the girl's father and police, the man could not be found.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says investigators would like to talk to him about the incident.

"There were no words exchanged, so at this time it's totally unknown what the male's intentions were, and that's why we'd like to speak to him," said Shelkie.

"Often, these things do turn out to be that way, that they're something that is not criminal. We just want to confirm that that's the situation."


  • white
  • about 50 years old
  • no facial hair
  • wearing a black toque
  • wearing a black hoodie
  • wearing baggy brown pants

Shelkie notes the girl's instincts and reactions were very appropriate for the situation.

"She pulled away quickly and she left the area, and then she told an adult about it. Those are the actions we'd like everybody to take if something like this happens," said Shelkie.

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