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Police release composite sketch of Edmonton sexual assault suspect

Police release a composite sketch of the suspect in a random sexual assault in Edmonton. Courtesy: Edmonton Police Service

EDMONTON – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a random sexual assault that happened in downtown Edmonton last weekend.

Officers responded to a reported sexual assault around noon on Saturday, June 27 in the area of 106 A Avenue and 96 Street.

Police say a 54-year-old woman was allegedly confronted outside her home, forced back inside, and sexually assaulted.  It’s alleged the man threatened the woman and stole property from her. Then, the suspect ran away.

“This was a very brazen occurrence, as it happened in broad daylight,” said Det. Dave Pelech. “We are looking to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect and we encourage anyone who has information to come forward.”

On Thursday, police released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a man with a dark complexion, about 29 years old, 5’7” tall with a thin build, beard and moustache, with a gap between his upper teeth. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with three-quarter length green sleeves, jeans and a black, straight-brimmed baseball hat. His shoes were black high-top runners with black laces.

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Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service Complaint Line at 780-423-4567 or the Edmonton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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