No arrests after pair of assaults reported

South Surrey, White Rock sex assault investigations remain open

Surrey RCMP are continuing this week to investigate a sexual assault on a 38-year-old South Surrey woman near Alderwood Park Aug. 18.

No arrest had been made in the case by Monday afternoon, and police are still advising residents to exercise caution while walking alone.

The suspect – described as a six-foot-tall, dark-haired white man, between 35 and 42 years old – may have also sustained injuries during the attack; the victim managed to head-butt him before fleeing the scene.

Surrey RCMP are also still not able to connect the Aug. 18 assault to an attempted sexual assault in White Rock Aug. 8.

Last week, the Surrey and White Rock detachments issued a joint warning, noting similarities in each case.

In the White Rock assault, a 40-year-old woman was “accosted by an unknown male,” according to an Aug. 9 release posting on the White Rock detachment’s website.

The assault occurred at 3 a.m., in the 1500-block of Merklin Street, while the victim was walking her dog. The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old, about five-foot-10 inches tall, with short hair.

White Rock RCMP did not return calls by PAN deadline.

Anyone with information on the Surrey assault is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Anyone with information on the White Rock incident can call 778-593-3600. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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