Sooke RCMP release composite sketch of suspect in assault investigation

Sooke, BC -Sooke RCMP is releasing a composite sketch of the suspect involved in a stranger assault that occurred on September 29th in the area of Phillips Rd and Sunriver Way.

At approximately 2pm the victim was walking on Sunriver Way when she noticed an unknown male walking behind her. She lost sight of the male and later encountered him on a path by the Sooke River when the male spoke to her. A weapon was then produced and she was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to escape by fighting back and fled the area. The suspect may have been injured.

The suspect is described as dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background, approximately 5’10”, dark hair, untidy, short to medium length with a dark full beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie without drawstrings, dark blue jeans, and running shoes.

Police are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect in hopes that someone in the community is able to identify him to further the investigation.

The suspect is described as dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background, approximately 5'10", dark hair, untidy, short to medium length with a dark full beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie without drawstrings, dark blue jeans, and running shoes.
The suspect is described as dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background, approximately 5’10”, dark hair, untidy, short to medium length with a dark full beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie without drawstrings, dark blue jeans, and running shoes.

BACKGROUND

2019-10-04 12:48 PDT

File # 2019-4409

On October 2nd 2019 the Sooke RCMP received a complaint of a sexual assault that occurred in the area of Phillips Rd and Sunriver Way on September 29, 2019, at approximately 2pm.

The victim was walking on Sunriver Way when she noticed an unknown male walking behind her. She lost sight of the male and later encountered him on a path by the Sooke River when the male spoke to her. A weapon was then produced and she was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to escape by fighting back and fled the area. The suspect may have been injured.

Suspect Description:

Male, dark-tanned Caucasian or ethnic background

Approximately 5’10”

180-200 lbs, average build

Dark hair, untidy, short to medium length

A dark full beard

Yellowing teeth

Brown eyes

Suspect wore:

Dark hoodie without drawstrings

Dark blue jeans

Running shoes

The Sooke RCMP are asking anyone who was in the area at approximately that time to review any video surveillance for anyone matching the suspect description.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP at (250) 642-5241

File # 2019-4409

Sooke RCMP



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