EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help solving a break and enter and attempted sexual assault from June 10 in which a woman was able to fight off her attacker.
It was reported that a man broke into a home near 20 Avenue and 49 Street at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Police say the woman inside the home woke up when the suspect went into the master bedroom with his head and face concealed by a balaclava. The man then allegedly threatened to sexually assault her.
She was able to fight off the attacker and escape the home with her son and mother.
Police say the suspect was last seen running from the scene, heading north.
Sexual Assault Section detectives are now seeking help from the public to provide information about the suspect by contacting police or Crime Stoppers.
“The public often plays a key role in helping to solve some of our investigations, so we want to formally appeal to the general public regarding this crime, which will hopefully generate some meaningful leads for our investigation,” said Det. Marci Koshowski, of the EPS Sexual Assault Section.
The suspect is described as an average-sized male with tanned skin. He was wearing blue jeans, black boots and black gloves.
Anyone with information that can help to identify and locate this suspect is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service 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.
© Shaw Media, 2014