Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a sexual assault suspect.
Police say on March 13, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, a woman was grabbed from behind and groped by an unknown man while she was walking northbound on 124th Street near 72nd Avenue.
The woman was able to get away from him but he continued to follow her to her front door and attempted to assault her again.
The woman managed to get inside her home safely. The man was last seen heading southbound on 124th street.
The male suspect is described as 5’10” tall with a skinny build and a short black beard. His ethnicity is unknown. He was wearing a black baseball hat and a long black jacket with a cream coloured shirt underneath.
“Incidents like this are not only upsetting for the victim, but also for the community,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “We are encouraging anyone with information that can help us in this investigation to come forward.”
The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit has control of the investigation and authorities are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information. They are also asking anyone who may have been driving in the area, or may have dash cam video from the area during the time of the offence, to reach out to them.
Surrey RCMP is providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:
- Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas
- Walk with friends
- Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
- Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home
- Don’t assist strangers
- Trust your instincts and your feelings
- Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or