Woman grabbed by a South Asian suspect in morning hours of Surrey




The Police department of Surrey are investigating an incident in which a woman walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue at approximately 5:16 a.m. on Sunday was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction.

The woman retaliated and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male of approximately 30 years of age, approximately 5’7″ tall, with a medium built, with short facial hair. Possibly the suspect has  a brown or grey Sedan.

 

Surrey RCMP Investigative Service Officers are carrying on the investigation are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.

 

The RCMP have provided the guidelines to the community regarding personal safety precautions:

 

Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.

Walk with friends.

Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.

Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.

Don’t assist strangers.

Trust your instincts and your feelings.

Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca