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Teen girl escapes stranger who grabbed her near Sicamous school

Stranger grabs teen girl

Police say a Sicamous youth was sexually assaulted on Friday.

RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Murray McNeil says the 14-year-old girl was walking with a 13-year-old friend when she was assaulted near Parkview Elementary School and Parkland Mall about 4:30 p.m.

McNeil says the girls were approached by an unknown man who asked them, "Hey, do you know…"

"Without finishing the sentence, he grabbed the 14-year-old."

The teens began screaming, and the man released his grip, allowing them to run away.

Police say the suspect is described as: Caucasian, approximately 40 years of age, with no facial hair. He was wearing a black toque, black zip-up jacket, and sunglasses.

"These youth did everything correctly by screaming and running free," says McNeil. "They were able to provide a description of the man. We commend their bravery."

Anyone with information on the incident, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to call Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

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