Suspect taken into custody following alleged sexual assault in Surrey’s City Centre area

SURREY RCMP announced on Friday afternoon that a suspect had been taken into custody following an alleged sexual assault that occurred Thursday morning.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, the Surrey RCMP’s High Risk Target Team (HRTT) apprehended and took the adult male suspect into custody in the North Surrey area of the city.

On April 5, at approximately 4 a.m., a male allegedly broke into a residence in the 10700-block of 132A Street and sexually assaulted a female youth who was home at the time of the break-in. The suspect fled out the back door after being confronted by another resident of the house. The female victim did not sustain any physical injury but was shaken.

The suspect was described as a white or light skinned Indigenous male in his 20s or 30s, who is approximately 5’5″ to 5’6″ tall and very thin, with short wavy black hair.  He was wearing baggy blue jeans and a grey zip up hoody at the time of the offence.  The suspect may also have facial injuries or markings.

The Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) is leading this ongoing investigation and are conducting a number of investigative steps including interviewing potential witnesses. This investigation is still in the very early stages, police said.

The Surrey RCMP has also received several reports of attempted break and enters which occurred in the same area around the same time.

Investigators are working to determine if these events are linked to the same individual.

Surrey RCMP continue to encourage residents to report any suspicious activity.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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