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Police seek indecent runner at Cuthbert Holmes park

Four teenage girls witnessed an act of public indecency they may have found funny, but Saanich police say it's no laughing matter.

Around 11 a.m. on Jan. 16,  four Saanich students were walking from Tillicum Centre area to school through the Cuthbert Holmes Park, towards Admirals Road, when a man jogged by. The girls took no notice of him, until he returned, jogging by again nude from the waist down.

The girls continued on to school where they told their friends about it and wrote about it on Facebook.

“They sort of thought it was quite humorous and were sharing it with their friends,” said Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie. “This would appear as though it is an isolated incident, we have not had any other reports of anything in the area.”

Saanich PD weren’t notified until the girls later told a school staff member, who told their parents, who then called police.

Saanich police would now like to locate the man.

He is described as Caucasian, about 50 years old, wearing a tight black running T-shirt and neon yellow runners. The man is clearly an avid runner and is described as very thin but muscular, with well-toned legs.

Police are reminding residents the faster they are notified about such incidents, the better. Anyone with information on this incident or who spots something suspicious is asked to call the detachment at 250-475-6153.

kwells@saanichnews.com

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