Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect after an attempted assault on a middle-aged woman in a park on Wednesday evening.
Around 6:15 pm, Surrey RCMP responded to reports that a man had tried to assault a woman as she was walking her dog on a trail in Buckley Park.
The woman managed to fend off her attacker and was not injured, but police said she is “understandably upset” by the incident.
The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot
He is described as a Caucasion in his late teens, 5’8″ tall, with a skinny build and chin-length, shaggy, dark-brown hair. He was wearing a black hoodie and black track pants with a white stripe down the leg at the time of the incident.
The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit and Special Victims Unit are looking into the incident and “investigators will be returning to the park today to conduct inquiries and gather any other evidence that may have been left behind,” said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt.Dale Carr.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at solvecrime.ca.