Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in the Fleetwood neighbourhood of Surrey on Sunday.
A 25-year-old woman was walking home from a restaurant between 5 and 6 p.m. Jan. 5 when she was approached by a man near the intersection of 80 Avenue and 158 Street.
The man took her to a nearby baseball field in Fleetwood Park and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect is described as between 25 and 35 years old, about 6-feet tall, pale skinned, with a gaunt face, deep-set facial features, prominent high cheekbones and no facial hair.
He was wearing black, soccer-style track pants (possibly Adidas) with white stripes down the leg, an oversized dark hoodie and black sneakers with white soles.
At this time, police say they believe the incident is isolated.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and ask for GIS or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to give an anonymous tip.
Surrey RCMP are reminding the public to be vigilant about their surroundings and offer these safety tips:
• Walk with a friend whenever possible
• Avoid using earbuds/headphones when walking
• Stay in well-lit areas
• Keep your head up and don’t get distracted by your cell phone.