Woman pulled into alley, sexually assaulted in Surrey: RCMP

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A warning from Surrey RCMP about a frightening experience this weekend for a woman in Fleetwood. Mounties say a man tried to pull her into an alley so he could sexually assault her. Angela Jung has the details. – Feb 6, 2024

The Mounties are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect after a woman was pulled into an alley and sexually assaulted in Surrey, B.C. on Saturday.

According to the RCMP, the victim was walking near a pathway around 156th Street and 78th Avenue between 10 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. when the stranger grabbed her and attempted to pull her into an alley.

“She was grabbed and dragged into an alley,” Sgt. Tammy Lobb told Global News.

She escaped after the assault, ran and flagged down a passing vehicle for help, police said.

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In a Monday news release, Surrey RCMP said they’re hoping to speak to the two men inside that vehicle, described as a white, four-door sedan — possibly a Mazda with a sunroof.

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Investigators are also seeking witnesses who may recall seeing the suspect, described as a South Asian man between 30 and 45 years old, standing five feet 10 inches tall. He had a full beard, and wore a blue turban, a dark-coloured shirt, and shorts.

“The suspect was wearing shorts at the time and his clothing would have stood out at this time of year,” said Lobb in the news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the detachment at 604-599-0502 and quote the file number 24-16571.

— with files from Angela Jung

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