Peterborough police issue warning after man followed and accosted woman on Saturday

Woman was walking her dog in Euclid and Trent streets area when man driving black SUV approached her

Peterborough police car. (Photo: Peterborough Police Service)

Peterborough police have issued a warning to the public after a man followed and accosted a woman on Saturday afternoon (December 9).

At around noon on Saturday, officers were made aware of an incident where a woman was walking her dog in the Euclid and Trent streets area of Peterborough, south of Parkhill Road East and east of Armour Road, when she was approached by a man driving what was described as an “old-style” black SUV.

The man then followed her on foot, grabbed her hood, and told her she had to come with him immediately. The woman’s dog intervened and bit the man. The man then followed the woman in his vehicle to Caddy Street, where he eventually drove away.

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The man is described as white, 50 to 60 years old, around 6’4″ tall with a medium, solid build, and clean shaven with salt-and-pepper hair. He was wearing a black coat with blue jeans and white sneakers.

The victim did not know the make or model of the man’s vehicle or get the plate number.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 ext. 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at online