Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Hazelton RCMP release sketch of suspect in hitchhiking incident

The New Hazelton RCMP has released further details in a hitch hiking incident of last month that raised much concern across the Northwest.

As we outlined here after the first report of the incident, a female hitchhiker from the Kispiox area, was forced to jump from the moving vehicle, when she became concerned over the behaviour of the driver who had offered her a ride.

As part of the investigation into that incident, the RCMP has released a composite sketch of a person of interest in the incident, offering up a visual in the quest to seek further assistance from the public.

The male suspect driver has been described as a Caucasian male, heavy set, approximately 40 to 50years of age, At the time of the incident he had grey hair and was wearing dark brown glasses and a jean jacket.

Should anyone have further information on the incident, or if the sketch should tweak a memory you can contact the New Hazelton RCMP at 250- 842-5244 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

More information on the incident and the ongoing investigation can be found at the RCMP website.


CFTK-- Driver Sketch (video)

Further reviews of the original incident from December can be found below.

Terrace Standard-- Police seek northwestern BC minivan driver
CBC-- Hitchhiker leaps to safety from moving van
Opinion 250-- Young Woman Jumps through window in Hitchhiking incident
Vancouver Province-- Female Hitchhiker leaps to safety from red minivan
CFTK-- Kispiox Hitchhiker Escapes Frightening Situation

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