Abbotsford Police investigating sexual assault

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Abbotsford Police are searching for a suspect after an 18-year old woman was sexually assaulted in broad daylight.

“One of the concerning elements of this is the fact that it did happen during daylight. It’s essentially a stranger attack, and obviously we want to get this man into custody.”

Constable Ian MaCdonald says the attack happened just after 11am on July 14th in the 31700 block of Peardonville Road – a central area with townhouse complexes and some businesses.

The victim was working outside when the suspect approached her, started talking, then suddenly grabbed her by wrapping his arm around her body.

She managed to break free.

“He’s a clean-shaven, South Asian Man with short dark hair. Between 40-50 years of age. Approximately 5’ 7”, heavy build.”

MacDonald says anyone in the area should try to walk in pairs, and be cautious.

Anyone with information should call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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