Westshore RCMP cruiser
(File photo)

West Shore RCMP are seeking a suspect after an alleged indecent act on the Galloping Goose trail last week. 

At approximately 7 a.m. on July 19th, officers received a report of a man exposing himself to a woman on the trail near the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Glen Forest Way in Metchosin. 

According to the woman, she was jogging on the trail when she saw a man with a hoodie tied around his waist. 

When she got closer, the man removed his hoodie, exposed himself to her and then ran off the trail into the bushes. 

Extensive patrols were made, however police were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as tall with blonde straight hair, wearing a light coloured hoodie around his waist and a t-shirt.

“The trails within our communities are used daily by many people and are considered safe,” said Constable Meghan Groulx, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. 

“Unfortunately, these types of investigations do happen now and then. We’d like to remind the public to stay alert to their surroundings and report any suspicious behaviour.”

Anyone who was in the area of the morning of July 19th and observed someone matching this description, or may have witnessed the incident itself, is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

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