Stranger sexually assaults woman at knifepoint near Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver

Dec 15 2017, 10:02 pm

Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in southeast Vancouver on Wednesday, as well as two Good Samaritans who stopped the attack.

According to a release from Vancouver Police, the attack happened on Wednesday, December 13, around 8:30 pm near Everett Crowley Park.

Police say the woman, in her 20s, was walking on Matheson Crescent towards SE Marine Drive, when an unknown man holding a knife grabbed her from behind.

The man pushed the woman back into the bushes and sexually assaulted her, say police, until a couple out walking their dog intervened.

Police say the Good Samaritans scared off the attacker, stayed with the woman, and helped her get home. However, the police have no idea who the couple are.

“The woman did not receive any physical injuries, thanks to the couple who intervened. It’s really important that we hear from them,” Const. Jason Doucette told Daily Hive.

Police are also looking for the suspect in the case, who is described as a white man, 20 to 40 years old, and five feet six inches or five feet seven inches tall.

The suspect is thought to weigh about 170 pounds, has an athletic build, and police say he was wearing a tight black shirt and black pants, with his face covered.

If you were in the area at the time of the attack or have any information about the case, please contact VPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0600.

Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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