WATCH ABOVE: Nightwatch reporter Jessica Kent explains Edmonton are looking into whether Saturday’s attack is connected to another assault just last month.
EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating after a woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in northwest Edmonton this past weekend.
A 37 year-old woman was jogging west on 116 Avenue at 102 Street around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, when she was attacked from behind and dragged into a nearby alley.
The male suspect used green painter’s tape and a box cutter to subdue the woman before demanding money and sexually assaulting her.
The woman was able to escape on foot.
Police describe the suspect as an Aboriginal male, approximately 6 foot tall and 160 pounds with spiky black hair.
He was wearing a black track suit with a white stripe at the time of the assault.
The EPS Sexual Assault Section is also investigating a similar assault that occurred last month.
On March 4, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a woman was walking through a parking lot on 118 Avenue and 102 Street when she was approached and assaulted by a male suspect.
She was also able to escape on foot.
According to Detective Brenda Dalziel, EPS has “not yet concluded that these incidents were committed by the same individual, though there are certainly some similarities.”
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency complaint line at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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