The RCMP have released a sketch of a suspect they’re seeking in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Vegreville, Alta., last week.
According to police, officers responded to a reported sexual assault in Vegreville at about 10 p.m. on Friday night.
“A 29-year-old woman was walking home from work when she was grabbed from behind by the suspect, who then assaulted the victim and fled the scene,” police said in a news release issued on Tuesday. “The suspect is unknown to the victim.”
Police said the victim was treated by paramedics before being released.
The suspect is described as a man of medium height with a goatee. He was believed to be wearing a black hoodie or jacket and a black backpack.
Anyone with information about the suspect or assault is asked to call the Vegreville RCMP detachment at 780-632-2223. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS or online.
Vegreville is located about 100 kilometres east of Edmonton.