Surrey RCMP say a woman in her 20s was allegedly assaulted in the 12500-block of 72nd Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 3. Police said they are investigating the incident. (Photo: Google Maps)

Newton

Police seek video footage after woman allegedly assaulted by stranger in Surrey

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on Jan 3, in the 12500-block of 72nd Avenue

Surrey RCMP are appealing for dash-cam footage after a woman in her 20s was allegedly assaulted by a stranger in Newton on Jan. 3.

Police are looking for any footage taken between 5 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 3, in the 12500-block of 72nd Avenue.

Investigator’s believe the suspect may have been jogging in the area at the time of the assault.

See more: Surrey RCMP investigate alleged ‘stranger assault’ in Newton

According to Surrey RCMP, the male suspect is now believed to be between five feet to five feet six inches tall, and was wearing black shorts, a dark hoodie and white running shoes at the time of the occurrence, along with police’s previous description of the suspect having a beard and medium build.

Surrey RCMP say the woman was walking along 72nd Avenue “when she was grabbed from behind and bear hugged” in the 12500-block of 72nd Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 3.

The victim, according to RCMP, “screamed when the suspect covered her mouth with his hand.”

“The victim bit the suspect on the hand and freed herself from the suspect’s grip and ran away,” Surrey RCMP said in a news release.

Anyone with footage, or information, is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Surrey RCMP also provided tips about personal safety precautions:

• Don’t take shorts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.

• Walk in well-lit areas.

• Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.

• Don’t assist strangers.

• Trust your instincts and your feelings.

READ ALSO: Surrey RCMP looking for witnesses to assault in Guildford area, Nov. 9, 2018

READ ALSO: Two women injured in late-night assault outside White Rock restaurant, Oct. 19, 2018

With files from Lauren Collins

Just Posted

Province to pass $1.25-million repair bill for South Surrey overpass on to ICBC

152 Street overpass was struck by overheight truck on Dec. 4, 2017

Ex-Mountie who investigated ‘Surrey six’ murders gets conditional sentence

Derek Brassington pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser to support Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Kitchen, emergency weather shelter seeing increased turnout

How fallen Surrey Mountie’s Stetson ended up in Europe puzzles police

Constable Terry Draginda’s hat is repatriated after being found at a flea market in Hamburg, Germany

Surrey social justice activist wins Sher Vancouver’s Youth Leadership Award

Shilpa Narayan says her work is about ‘ensuring a safe space’ for marginalized youth

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

15 to 20 cm of snow to fall on Coquihalla

Kelowna - A snowfall warning is in effect for the highway from Hope to Merritt

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Most Read