Wetaskiwin woman pepper sprayed on trail, police investigate

On October 23rd, 2016, shortly after 10:00 PM, the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a call from a 31 year old female...

  • Oct. 25, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Submitted by Cst. Holly Porterfield

Wetaskiwin RCMP

 

On October 23rd, 2016, shortly after 10 p.m., the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a call from a 31 year old female who had been peppered sprayed while out for a walk.

Police attended the female’s residence to learn that while the female was on the walking path near 55th Street, in the north west end of town, she was approached by five teenage males who asked her for money. After the female told them “no”, she turned and walked away. The female turned back to see if the males were following her and she was sprayed with pepper spray on the side of the face. The female then ran home. The males did not follow her. The female did not sustain any injuries.

Police are suggesting that anyone going for a walk at night in the area should go with a friend, and carry a cell phone if they have one. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police as soon as possible.

As the female could not identify the suspects, the Wetaskiwin RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance. If you have any information on this incident please contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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