Dog bites man who followed and grabbed woman in Peterborough, Ont.: police

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Peterborough Police issue warning after woman followed, grabbed in East City
Peterborough police have issued a public warning after a woman reported being followed and grabbed by an unknown man in East City over the weekend. As Germain Ma reports, it's left some in the community feeling unsafe. – Dec 11, 2023

Police are looking for a middle-aged male suspect who reportedly left his vehicle and grabbed a woman Saturday afternoon in northeast Peterborough.

In a series of posts on X, the Peterborough Police Service said the suspect was driving an older-style black SUV and approached a woman who was walking her dog in the area of Trent Street and Euclid Avenue, off of Armour Road,

The man began following the woman on foot and then grabbed her hood, telling her to come with him, police said, adding that the dog “intervened and bit the male.”

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The man drove away in the nearby area of Caddy Street, police said.

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The suspect is described as in his 50s with salt-and-pepper hair and clean shaven. He stands approximately six-feet, four-inches and has a medium build.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black coat, blue jeans and white sneakers.

No further details were available on the vehicle.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 705-876-1122 ext 555 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at


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