Surrey RCMP release sketch of man who allegedly sexually assaulted woman

The woman was grabbed from behind and groped by an unknown man on March 14 in the Newton area

Surrey RCMP is releasing two composite sketches of a suspect in a sexual assault which occurred in the Newton area.

The incident took place on March 13, 2019, at approximately 9:30pm, when a woman was grabbed from behind and groped by an unknown man. She had been walking northbound on 124th Street near 72nd Avenue when he allegedly grabbed her. The female was able to get away from the man, however, he followed her to her front door and attempted to assault her again. Following this, the woman managed to get inside her residence without him grabbing her.

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The man was last seen heading southbound on 124th Street.

The male suspect is described as 5’10” tall, with a skinny build and a short black beard. His ethnicity is unknown. He was wearing a black baseball hat and a long black jacket with a creamed coloured shirt underneath. The public is requested to look at the composite sketches and call police if they can help to identify this person.

The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit has taken conduct of this investigation and investigators are making an appeal for any witnesses to come forward with information. They are also requesting anyone who may have been driving in the area, or who may have dash cam video from the area at the time of the offence, to come forward.

“Incidents like this are not only upsetting for the victim, but also for the community,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “We are encouraging anyone with information that can help us in this investigation to come forward.”

Surrey RCMP is providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:

  • Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
  • Walk with friends.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
  • Don’t assist strangers.
  • Trust your instincts and your feelings.
  • Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

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