SURREY RCMP are advising the public of an ongoing investigation of an indecent act which involved an assault on a 10-year-old in the 6200-block of 144th Street near Sullivan Heights Secondary School.
Last Thursday (January 10), shortly before 4 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report that a female child was walking behind the secondary school when an unknown male grabbed her hoodie from behind, tossed her to the ground, and then exposed his genitalia. The victim screamed and the suspect fled. The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m.
The suspect is described as a white male, possibly a teenager or in his early 20s, approximately 5’2” to 5’5”, with a normal build. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over his head and black pants. The suspect was last seen running westbound through the school’s parking lot towards 144th Street.
The Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit currently has conduct of the investigation with assistance from the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit.
Surrey RCMP are providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:
- Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes and 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 or may have dash-cam video is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca