The Surrey RCMP are looking for a suspect after an early morning sexual assault over the weekend.
According to police, on Sunday, May 20, at approximately 5:15 am, a woman was walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue.
The woman was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing by her in the opposite direction. She responded by fighting back and forced the suspect to flee the scene.
The incident was reported to the Surrey RCMP and Investigative Service Officers are asking the public for any information that could help identify the suspect.
The suspect is being described as a South Asian male. He’s approximately 30 years old, has a medium build, and is roughly 5’7″ tall. He was mentioned to have short facial hair.
The man may have possible relation to a brown or grey sedan.
Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in the area and will come forward with the information. According to a statement from the RCMP, “any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.”
Authorities are also urging the community to take personal safety precautions, including:
- Not travelling alone.
- Walking with friends.
- Telling someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
- Communicating with a friend when leaving their house and arriving back home.
- Trusting your own instincts and feelings.
- Communicating if there are delays or changes in plans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.