Police are warning the public after a woman was assaulted in the same Burnaby area where a man was found dead last week.
The woman was walking home in the 4800-block of Smith Avenue early Sunday morning when she was approached from behind.
A man knocked her to the ground, but she screamed and he ran off.
He’s described as having light skin, short dark hair, wearing black coat and black pants.
The location is also where 33-year-old Elmer Libertino was found dead 10 days earlier.
While police can’t say if the two attacks are connected, they urge residents to stay alert.