SURREY — Surrey Mounties are looking for a man who grabbed a 15-year-old Surrey girl as she was walking home from school in Newton late Wednesday afternoon.
The student told police the man followed her before grabbing her arm. “The victim broke free from the suspect and ran to a family member’s residence nearby,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet, of the Surrey RCMP.
The girl wasn’t injured in the struggle.
“Responding officers canvassed the area looking for witnesses and evidence, including potential video footage of the suspect,” Paquet said. “Investigators are consulting with several specialized sections and, at this point, have found no links to other similar reported cases. While we believe this to be an isolated incident, we need to warn the public and ask for their assistance in reporting suspicious persons or activities.”
The suspect is white, about six feet tall and 40, give or take a few years. He has a long, broad red nose, short light brown hair, a salt-and-pepper stubbly beard, and was wearing baggy clothing. His blue jeans were stained or dirty and he wore a long-sleeved sweater or jacket.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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