Police called after woman knocked down and groped in Surrey

Nov 21 2017, 7:56 am

Surrey RCMP are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Surrey on Sunday evening.

The incident took place around 8:20 pm, when police were called to 10200 block of 148th Street the Guildford neighbourhood of the city.

The woman told police the man had followed her as she got off a bus at at 104th Avenue and 148th Street. He then knocked her to the ground and groped her.

In a release, police said the “victim’s screams caught the attention of nearby residents,” who scared off the assailant before police arrived.

The woman was not physically hurt in the attack.

Police said the suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about 35 years old, with a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up at the time of attack.

Now, Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit is leading the investigation.

“Incidents like these are thoroughly investigated on a priority basis,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

Investigators would like to “immediately” speak with anyone who saw or heard anything in relation to the incident, he added.

Those with information are asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. To leave a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at solvecrime.ca.

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