UPDATE: Surrey Police have confirmed that a person of interest is in custody. Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit is currently overseeing the investigation.
Surrey RCMP are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted during an early-morning home invasion in the City Centre neighbourhood this week.
Police said that around 4 am on Thursday, a man allegedly broke into a residence in the 10700 block of 132A Street and sexually assaulted a woman. They did not give the victim’s age, but described her as a “youth.”
The suspect was then confronted by another person in the home and fled out the back door.
The victim did not sustain any physical injuries but is “understandably shaken,” said police.
They described the suspect as a Caucasian or “light-skinned Indigenous” man in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5’5″ to 5’6″ tall and very thin, with short wavy black hair.
He was wearing baggy blue jeans and a grey zip-up hoody at the time of the offence.
The suspect may also have facial injuries or markings, police added.
Now Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the incident and at this point, they don’t believe this attack is connected to another sexual assault in Langley earlier this week. In that case, a woman was attacked while she was taking out the garbage.
Police are asking anyone with more information to contact them at 604-599-0502, or if they wish to remain anonymous, to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.