Woman sexually assaulted while leaving residence

Surrey RCMP asking for public's assistance in locating man

Woman sexually assaulted while leaving residence

A young woman suffered minor injuries following a sexual assault outside of a home in west Cloverdale last week.

Mounties were called to a basement suite in the 16600-block of 63B Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Thursday following the sexual assault of a 20-year old woman who was attacked while leaving the residence.

The victim fought off her attacker, who then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Police are asking for help locating a man described as a six-foot-two Caucasian male in his late 20s to early 30s, with a thin build, long, light brown curly hair – described as greasy and dirty – with a scruffy beard and brown eyes.

According to Surrey RCMP, the man had a thin face with a large nose and yellow teeth, including a gold filling on the bottom left. He was wearing light-coloured jeans, a black hoody, a dirty red baseball cap that was worn on the rim and muddy white sneakers.

Police note the man had a large scar on his left eyebrow.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said it is believed this was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.