Woman sexually assaulted while jogging early Tuesday morning: CPS

Oct 7 2020, 4:37 pm

The Calgary Police Service is trying to track down the suspect of a reported sexual assault.

CPS issued a release on Tuesday stating that a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in the community of Coach Hill early that morning.

The alleged incident took place at around 5 am as a woman who had been jogging south towards Bow Trail SW near Coach Hill Road SW,  ran past a man who had been walking north.

The release states that when she jogged past, the man allegedly yelled and charged at the woman before touching her sexually without her consent, prompting the woman to scream, run away, and call CPS.

The man fled southbound towards Bow Trail SW, and had disappeared before police could arrive.

The suspect is described in the release as “Caucasian, approximately 5’5’’, 20 to 30 years old with a medium build and a day’s growth beard. He was wearing a dark-coloured toque, a dark t-shirt with a red and black plaid shirt tied around his waist, and baggy blue jeans.”

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at their non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website. 

“No one deserves to be victimized and there are some things joggers can do to improve their safety while exercising outdoors,” noted the CPS release.

“We recommend jogging with others and staying in well-lit areas. Jogging without earbuds can also help you be aware of what is going on around you. If you are going to jog alone, be sure to tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return, or consider using GPS tracking on your phone to share your location.”

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