Help police identify suspect in Surrey sexual assaults

Surrey, BC – Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an alleged suspect in a pair of sexual assaults that occurred in the Clayton Heights area of Surrey within seven days of each other.

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On October 10th and October 17th, two different young girls were groped in separate locations by an unknown male before escaping to safety. In both instances the victims were able to provide descriptions of the assailant. Subsequent neighbourhood canvassing by officers of the Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) located other witnesses and surveillance video of the alleged suspect. The updated description of the suspect is a Caucasian man, 30-40 years old, 5’10-6’0, 170-180lbs., with brown hair, thick eyebrows, full lips, long ears and lobes, facial hair and possibly wearing glasses.

Investigators are now releasing stills from the surveillance video, captured on October 10th.

“If you recognize any of the persons depicted in the stills or sketches, investigators want to hear from you right away,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “Our highly trained officers are working hard to solve these crimes.”

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

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Police File # 2017-144957

BACKGROUND:

2017-10-11 11:35 PDT

File # 2017-144957

Surrey RCMP is advising the public about a sexual assault incident that occurred in the Cloverdale area yesterday evening and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a suspect.

On October 10th at approximately 5:40pm, Surrey RCMP received a report of a female youth who was walking in the 18800 block of 65th Avenue when she was allegedly grabbed on the buttocks by an unknown male. The 11 year old victim reported that when she reacted the male apologized and quickly retreated from the area on foot. The victim returned to her residence and contacted police. While she was not physically injured, the victim was understandably upset by the incident. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his 30’s, approximately 6’0 tall, wearing blue jeans, a light coloured shirt, and a light coloured baseball hat. He may have had stubble on his face as well.

2017-10-17 14:24 PDT

File # 2017-148237

Surrey RCMP is advising the public about a sexual assault incident that occurred in the Cloverdale area this morning and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a suspect.

On October 17th at approximately 7:50am, Surrey RCMP received a report of a female student who was on her way to school when she was allegedly grabbed from behind and groped by an unknown male in the 18800 block of 69th Avenue near Clayton Heights Secondary. The 15 year old victim reported that she managed to free herself from the suspect and run back home. The suspect male fled on foot. Surrey RCMP General Duty officers were immediately dispatched to the area but the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his 30’s or 40’s, wearing a dark hoody and grey and blue washed out jeans. The victim was not injured.

The Surrey RCMP’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the incident. Officers are looking into whether this incident is related to any other similar incidents. Officers are also working with school officials to remind students and parents about general safety tips. The Surrey School District has sent a letter home to notify parents of this incident.

Surrey RCMP


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