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Surrey RCMP release picture of sexual assault suspect in hopes of identifying him

Security footage shows what Surrey RCMP say is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that took place on July 16, 2019. Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP are hoping the public will recognize an alleged sexual assault suspect seen in a photo released Friday.

Police say the victim was gardening in her front yard in the 6100 block of 138 Street in Newton on July 16 at around 9 p.m.

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According to the complaint, a stranger pulled his white Jaguar sedan into her driveway and asked the woman for directions.

After a brief conversation, police say the man allegedly groped the woman before getting back into his car and driving away.

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The picture, taken from security video on the property, shows a man appearing to exit a white car that matches the police description.

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The suspect is described as a South Asian man who is approximately 30 years old with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a headscarf, a grey shirt and black shorts.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man or has information helpful to the investigation to call Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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