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Police hunting for man who sexually assaulted woman in South Surrey

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 18, 2018 5:29 pm 250

Police are hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on the 15300 block of 21st Avenue in South Surrey last Friday.

According to a release, the assault occurred on Friday, January 12 at around 10:20 pm, when an unknown man attacked and groped the woman.

The woman screamed and pushed off the attacker, who fled the area on foot. Police say she was not physically harmed.

Police did detain a man in the area that matched the women’s description of her attacker, but after an investigation, he was released with no charges.

The suspect is described as as five feet seven inches tall to five feet eight inches tall, wearing a grey hoody and a grey-looking backpack.

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit officers are leading the investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

“Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and come forward with that information,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

“Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, and quote file #2018-5683. Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.

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