Burnaby RCMP investigating sexual assault, appealing for dashcam footage


2024-01-03 11:37 PST

File # 23-45611

Burnaby RCMP is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The adult female victim was walking east on Brentwood Drive towards Delta Avenue when she noticed a man walking behind her. The man, who was not known to her, asked the victim for directions before hugging the victim, groping her, and attempting to kiss her.

The victim pushed the suspect away. He then ran towards Anola Drive.

The suspect is described as:

The victim was not physically injured in the assault. She has been offered support through Burnaby RCMP Victim Services.

We want the public to be aware of this incident and to report anything suspicious to police, said Cpl. Laura Hirst with the Burnaby RCMP. We would also like to applaud the victim for her bravery. She was able to quickly flag down a passerby and call police for help right away.

Burnaby RCMP’s High Risk Offender Unit is leading the investigation. Officers have been in the area canvassing for surveillance video and are also appealing for dashcam footage from Brentwood Drive between Beta Avenue and Delta Avenue taken between 6 pm and 7 pm on December 31, 2023.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Please quote file number 23-45611.

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Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9900

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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