May 2, 2014 5:46 pm

Edmonton police investigate alleged assault of teen in Riverbend

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted while walking in Riverbend Thursday afternoon.

Police say the assault happened in an alley in the area of 48 Avenue and 143 Street, around 4:20 p.m.

According to the EPS, the girl was walking down the alley when she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground.

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“After a brief struggle, the suspect fled on foot. The girl sustained minor injuries, but obviously traumatized,” said Scott Pattison, a spokesperson with the EPS. “We’re hoping the public can help us find the suspect responsible.”

Police are now searching for a Caucasian man, who is about six-feet tall with a medium build. Officers say he was wearing a dark-coloured jacket with a single reflective stripe around the wrist at the time of the incident. He was also wearing brown denim pants, white gloves, and his head was covered by a hoodie.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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