December 6, 2018 9:15 pm
Updated: December 6, 2018 9:34 pm

Langley RCMP seek witnesses after woman allegedly groped in Aldergrove

Police say the assault happened around 7:40 a.m., in the 26900-block of 32nd Avenue.

Global News File

RCMP in Langley are investigating the alleged groping of a woman in Aldergrove on Thursday.

The incident happened around 7:40 a.m., when the woman was walking her dog in the 26900 block of 32nd Avenue.

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Police said she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her chest, then fled.

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Langley RCMP said it wants to speak with any witnesses who saw something suspicious in the area of 32nd Avenue on Thursday morning.

Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, aged 30 to 35-years-old, 5’10” to 5’11”, with an average build.

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He was wearing jeans, a black coat that went down to his knees and had a hood with fur around the edge up around his face. Police say he was also carrying a black and grey backpack and smelled of body odour.

Police are also reminding the public of the following safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • If you’re walking alone, be cautious of wearing earbuds to listen to music
  • Keep your cell phone in a pocket, bag or jacket
  • If you see something suspicious, call police and go to a well lit area with lots of people in it

Anyone with information is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

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