Police are looking for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl was physically assaulted in Port Moody’s Bert Flinn Park.
The victim was walking home from school around 3:40 p.m. when she was grabbed by an unidentified male.
The girl, who was uninjured, screamed and fought back, causing the attacker to flee the scene.
Port Moody Police say they carried out an extensive search of the park and surrounding area but no trace was found.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his mid to late teens, approximately 5 ft. 6 inches tall, wearing a dark blue jacket, dark blue jeans and black running shoes.
The victim described the suspect’s face as being partially covered.
The girl and her parents are shaken by the incident and are working with Victims Services for support.
The Port Moody Police are asking for the public’s assistance for details if they were anywhere near the area at that time.
Any information can be directed to the Port Moody Police Major Crime Section at 604-461-3456.