Man charged after pregnant woman assaulted in Surrey

Apr 13 2021, 12:41 pm

A man who allegedly pushed a pregnant woman to the ground in what police called an “unprovoked” assault in Surrey is now facing charges in connection with the incident.

According to Surrey RCMP, the incident took place on March 23, after the woman visited a bank on 102 Avenue and King George Boulevard, shortly after 11:30 am.

Police said an unknown man approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The woman received minor physical injuries and was taken to hospital.

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit took conduct of the investigation and with the assistance of the public, a suspect was identified. On April 10, 2021, 49-year-old Roger Evanson of no fixed address was arrested in Langley.

Evanson has been charged with one count of assault and was remanded to custody.

Thank you to the media and the public for playing a big role in helping us advance this investigation, said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko. Tips from the public not only helped us to identify the suspect, but also helped to bring forward an additional witness.

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