Vancouver Police have issued a public warning, after a 51-year-old woman in South Vancouver was sexually assaulted early Monday morning.
The woman was walking in the area of East 48th Avenue and Elliott Street around 5:45 am, when a man suddenly grabbed her from behind, the VPD said in a release.
“The stranger groped her and threw her to the ground as she yelled and screamed, then quickly let her go,” police added. The suspect spoke English and was described as caucasian, in his 50s, and 5’10. He was wearing a light brown jacket, and a black toque.
“It’s still very early in the investigation and we have limited information so far,” said VPD Const. Jason Doucette. “We’re encouraging citizens to call police any time they feel their safety is at risk.”
Anyone with information about this attack, or who may know the identity of this suspect, is asked to the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-3720, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online.