A woman is recovering and Langley RCMP are investigating after a sexual assault Tuesday night in the city’s Aldergrove neighbourhood.
According to police, the incident took place around 9:30 pm, as the woman was putting out the trash at her home.
Police said she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male and then forced back inside, where she was sexually assaulted.
The victim was taken to the hospital as a result of the incident and “is understandably traumatized,” said Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding “bedding” which was taken from the crime scene. The victim’s purse was also believed to have been stolen from the residence and is described as grey with silver trimmings.
The Langley Serious Crime Unit has now assumed control of this investigation and numerous officers are canvassing the neighbourhood to collect any evidence and potentially find the missing sheets and purse.
“It goes without saying that this incident is very disturbing,” said Power. “This type of assault affects the safety and security of the entire community.”
He added that the incident is being treated as a “priority” investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information that might assist with this investigation to contact them at 604-532-3398.