Surrey RCMP trying to identify man involved in suspicious occurrence in Crescent Park

SURREY RCMP are seeking information and looking to identify a man involved in a suspicious occurrence at Crescent Park on Wednesday.

On May 31 at 1:19 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence in Crescent Park. The complainant was startled when she saw a man with a rope running in her direction. She ran away and contacted police. Police attended the park, spoke with the complainant and conducted patrols through the park.

RCMP said they were aware of social media posts that describe the incident as an “attack” and/or “attempted abduction”.  They said they wanted to clarify that the posts were not made by the individual directly involved, and that there was no physical or verbal interaction between the parties. The investigation remains ongoing.

“The man is described as [white], tall with a slim build, wearing a white/light colored shirt with darker sleeves, camo shorts, and brown ankle boots, carrying a rope,” said Media Relations Officer Cpl. Vanessa Munn.  “Investigators are working to identify the man involved in order to determine the complete circumstances, and asking the man to contact police so we can speak with him.”

RCMP said they encourage anyone who encountered something suspicious or felt unsafe to do what this complainant did: follow their instincts and call police.

Anyone who was in Crescent Park on Wednesday, May 31, between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and noticed anything suspicious is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.