Police investigating after woman allegedly assaulted by stranger in Delta park

Oct 11 2019, 10:56 am

Police are investigating an alleged assault on a woman in a Delta Park this week.

According to Delta Police, the investigation began around 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon, after a woman told police she was in Watershed Park approximately two hours beforehand, when a man “jumped out at her and grabbed her.”

The woman told police she “forced the male away and then ran away” on the Watershed Park trails.

“The male is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’8” tall with patchy gray hair and white facial hair,” said Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf.

“At the time of the incident he was wearing khaki pants, sunglasses and a brimmed hat.”

The woman was not physically injured during this incident.

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Leykauf said police “wanted to make sure the community was aware that this incident was reported to police, and we ask the public to take precautions, such as walking or running in pairs.”

Police are “actively investigating,” she added,  and patrols in the area have been increased.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on the Kittson Parkway side of the park, near the water tower and wooden stairs.

Now, police are asking anyone who may have seen a male matching the description around the time of the reported incident in the area of Watershed Park – or who may have further information about this incident – to contact them at 604-946-4411.

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