Police in Surrey are issuing a warning and seeking the public’s help for any further information that may lead to the identity of a possible suspect who assaulted a young girl in the City Centre area.
According to Surrey RCMP, the incident occurred late Friday night when police received a report of a 15-year-old girl who was grabbed by an unknown man on 133 Street to the north of Old Yale Road. At the time, the youth was walking home.
Fortunately, she managed to free herself from the suspect and run home to safety. Police were immediately dispatched to the area to search for the suspect, but were not successful.
The victim was not physically injured, but she is “understandably upset by the incident”.
The suspect is described by police as a dark skinned male, in his 20s, 5’8″ tall, and weighing 160 lbs. He was wearing all black clothing.
Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating the incident.
However, police are reminding the public to avoid taking short cuts when walking, especially late at night. Only use main routes, and avoid lanes and forested or secluded areas. As well, walk with friends when possible and trust your instincts and your feelings.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.