Surrey RCMP looking for suspect after reported sexual assault

Cpl. Scotty Schumann
Photo by Jay Sharma of Mahi Photo Studio

SURREY RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect after a reported sexual assault in the south Surrey area.

On January 12, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 15300-block of 21st Avenue.  A woman reported that she had been attacked and groped by a male.  The victim screamed and pushed the attacker away and then he fled the area on foot. Patrol officers located and detained a man in the area with a similar description shortly after the incident. The subsequent investigation resulted in the release of that person with no charges.

The suspect was described by the victim as 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall, wearing a grey hoody and a grey looking backpack.

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit officers are leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

“Thankfully the victim was not physically harmed,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and come forward with that information. Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, and quote file #2018-5683.

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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