Burnaby RCMP investigating late night assault
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.
- If you see anything suspicious please contact police immediately.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and your own personal safety.
- Try to walk in well lit areas where there are other people around.
- Try not to walk alone, instead walk in pairs or groups particularly in the evening.
- Do not wear headphones or become distracted by your phone when you’re walking – it’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
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