Police seeking information after assault on youth

Surrey

2017-09-09 15:34 PDT

File # 2017-128085

Surrey RCMP is advising the public about an incident that occurred in the City Center area last night and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a possible suspect.

On September 8th, 2017 at approximately 10:44 pm the Surrey RCMP received a report of a female youth who was on her way home when she was grabbed by an unknown male on 133 Street to the north of Old Yale Road. The 15 year old victim managed to free herself from the suspect and run home. Surrey RCMP's General Duty members were immediately dispatched to the area. The suspect fled prior to police arrival and has not been located.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned male, in his 20's, 5'8" tall, weighing more than 160 lbs and wearing all black clothing.

The victim is physically uninjured however she is understandably upset by the incident.

The Surrey RCMP Major Crime Section is following up with the investigation.

While this investigation is still in its early stages, Surrey RCMP wishes to remind those walking to remember a few simple steps to heighten their safety, including:

Anyone with more 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-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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Released by:
Insp. Warren Tyson
Duty Officer
Surrey RCMP
Office: 604-599-0502 

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