Edmonton Police release videos of suspect in west end sexual assault; investigators continue to seek tips from public

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service continues to seek the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect involved in a sexual assault that took place in May.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, police responded to the report of a sexual assault against a female in the area of 156 Street between 92 Avenue and 93A Avenue. It was reported that at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was walking in the area when a man sitting on the step of a nearby residence called out to her. The female continued to walk away when she noticed the male was following her. Moments later he attacked her from behind and assaulted her. A nearby citizen witnessed the incident and called out. The male subsequently released the woman and fled northbound down the alley off of 92 Avenue. The male and female were not known to one another.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old Indigenous male who is approximately 5’9” tall with a muscular build and tattoos on both arms. He was reportedly wearing a blue t-shirt and white pants at the time of the attack.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old Indigenous male who is approximately 5’9” tall with a muscular build and tattoos on both arms.
The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old Indigenous male who is approximately 5’9” tall with a muscular build and tattoos on both arms.

The EPS issued a news release on May 27, 2022, which included images of the suspect. Investigators are now releasing CCTV footage of better quality which is included below.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the male to contact police as soon as possible.

Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: SA22R003-1

“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”

BACKGROUND

May 27, 2022

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect in a sexual assault that took place yesterday evening in west Edmonton.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, police responded to the report of a sexual assault against a female in the area of 156 Street between 92 Avenue and 93A Avenue. It was reported that at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was walking in the area when a man sitting on the step of a nearby residence called out to her. The female continued to walk away when she noticed the male was following her. Moments later he attacked her from behind and assaulted her. A nearby citizen witnessed the incident and called out. The male subsequently released the woman and fled northbound down the alley off of 92 Avenue. The male and female were not known to one another.

Edmonton Police seek public's assistance to identify suspect in sexual assault
Edmonton Police seek public’s assistance to identify suspect in sexual assault

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old Indigenous male who is approximately 5’9” tall with a muscular build and tattoos on both arms. He was reportedly wearing a blue t-shirt and white pants at the time of the attack. Photos of the suspect are included below.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the male to contact police as soon as possible. Residents, business owners and motorists who were in the area are also asked to review their CCTV, doorbell and dash cam footage for any individuals matching the suspect’s description.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: SA22R003

“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”

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