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RCMP seeking suspicious man harassing woman at park

FILE PHOTO - A cyclist rides through Riverside Park in Kamloops, April 28, 2016.
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April 01, 2021 - 5:23 PM

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a suspicious man after two separate reports matching his description were given to police yesterday.

At Riverside Park, just before noon on March 31, a man tried to hug a woman and repeatedly asked for her name, according to an RCMP press release.

“He allegedly made rude comments and acted aggressively before he left to catch a bus,” media relations officer Const. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

They later received reports of a suspicious man matching his description on Columbia Street West.

The man’s name is “Jon” or “Johnny,” according to police, and he is described as a 29 year-old Caucasian male. He is 5’10” tall with dark hair and an average build.

“In one of the reports, the man was also described as having dark stubble and a hole in his right cheek about the size of a dime,” the release said.

An investigation is ongoing and police are reviewing surveillance of the area.

“Thanks to the specific details they provided to police, investigators were able to see the potential link in these two incidents,” Const. Evelyn said.

Anyone who has experienced something similar or has information on the man can contact RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-9990.

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