Burnaby RCMP investigating late night assault

Burnaby

2020-01-21 13:16 PST

File # 2020-2754

Burnaby RCMP is continuing to investigate after a woman was assaulted while out walking in the City on Sunday night.

On January 19, 2020, just after 11 p.m., Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers responded to a report of an assault in the 7200-block of Gray Avenue in Burnaby. The female victim reported that she was walking in the area when an unknown man approached her from behind. The victim stated that the man covered her mouth and wrapped his other arm around her body. The victim ducked down to the ground, screamed and the man ran away. The man was last seen going westbound on Victory Street before turning into a nearby alleyway. Police immediately attended the area but did not locate the suspect. The victim suffered a minor injury.

The suspect is described as a young Caucasian male with a slim build. He was wearing a black hoody and black gloves with white lettering on them. Police are asking that anyone who may have been in the area of the 7000-block of Gray Avenue at 11 p.m. on Sunday night and may have seen anything suspicious to please contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Burnaby RCMP is asking that members of our community to continue to follow the safety advice below when out walking, particularly in the early morning and late evening.

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Burnaby RCMP Media Relations
604-646-9900
 

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