April 19, 2017 11:12 am
Updated: April 19, 2017 5:29 pm

Halifax police search continues for Walmart sex assault suspect

Photos of a man police believe to be responsible for a sexual assault that occurred on March 18, 2017

Halifax Regional Police

Halifax Regional Police say they have interviewed a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurred last month in a Walmart store in Bedford, N.S.

According to police, just before 6:30 p.m. on March 18, a man wearing a black hoodie and track pants approached a woman in her 50s who was shopping in the women’s exercise section of the Walmart located at 141 Damascus Rd.

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Initially, he walked behind the woman before brushing against her as he passed by. A short time later, the same man approached her and touched her in a sexual manner over her clothing. The woman responded by yelling which caused the man to flee.

She reported the incident to a store employee before calling police.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 30 years old. He is five-foot-eight and 160 pounds with brown hair and facial hair.

Police say at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a 25-year-old Halifax man turned himself into police headquarters. He was arrested, but police said he was later released without charges.

Police are requesting that anyone with information to contact police at (902) 490-5016 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The police investigation continues.

With files from Sean Previl, Global News

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