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Surrey RCMP warning public after early-morning sexual assault

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DH Vancouver Staff May 24, 2018 7:11 am 2,142

Surrey RCMP are warning the public after a woman was sexually assaulted while walking in the city’s Newton neighbourhood early on Monday morning.

According to police, the incident took place around 4:45 am on Monday morning, as the woman was walking east on 72nd Avenue at 134 Street.

Police said the woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown man. She managed to break free, and the man fled on foot, heading west on 72nd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a South Asian man, between 35-40 years old, 5’10” tall, with medium length hair, and a clean shaven face.

The incident is one of a number that took place in the city over the long weekend.

Around 5:15 am on Sunday, another woman was walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue.

She was grabbed by the arm and groped by a man who was passing by her in the opposite direction. She responded by fighting back and forced the suspect to flee the scene.

In that case, the suspect was also described as a South Asian male, approximately 30 years old, with a medium build, and roughly 5’7″ tall. He was mentioned to have short facial hair.

On Monday afternoon, a different woman was allegedly sexually assaulted while sleeping in her vehicle.

According to police, that incident took place at Tannery Park sometime between 4:30 and 6:30 pm

As the woman slept, an unknown man entered the vehicle and sexually assaulted her.

The woman was able to honk her horn which caused the male to flee in his vehicle.

Police describe the suspect in this as a Caucasian man, between 50 and 60 years old, with a medium build. He is balding, has white hair, which is curling at the ends, and patchy facial stubble.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.

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