Attacks on women prompt warning from Surrey RCMP

Mounties say two sex trade workers reported similar assaults and gave similar suspect descriptions.

Surrey RCMP is warning sex trade workers to be wary following two recent incidents where women were sexually and physically assaulted.

Police say on Oct. 12 an officer was flagged down by a distraught woman near 144 Street and 64 Avenue. She said she had been assaulted by a man she’d met on King George Boulevard, but managed to escape her attacker and seek help.

Police searched the area with dogs, but were unable to locate a suspect.

Then on Oct. 18, a second sex trade worker came forward with a similar story of an incident that had occurred a month earlier, describing a similar suspect.

Mounties say the suspect is described as a white male, about 35 years old, 5’10’ tall, weighing 200-230 pounds, with a balding or shaved head and crooked teeth. He may go by the name James or Jeff.

Investigators are concerned there may be more people who have been victimized or who have information about the attacks. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or solvecrime.ca

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