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Surrey Man At Large In Newton Area; Wanted For Multiple Sexual Assaults

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RCMP are warning the public about a Surrey man who may be responsible for a number of sexual assaults over the past month.

The three incidents took place in the Newton Area, and authorities are linking them to the same suspect.

The first incident occurred at approximately 1:00 am on April 24th, where a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked in the area of 84 Avenue and King George Boulevard. She was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction. After she began to scream, the suspect fled.

The second incident took place at roughly 5:16 am on May 20th. A woman was walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue when she was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction. The woman fought back and the suspect fled.

The third incident took place at roughly 4:45 am on May 21st, a woman was walking east on 72 Avenue at 134 Street when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male; however, she broke free from the male and he fled on foot west on 72 Avenue.

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The suspect is described as a South Asian male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 5’10 tall, with a medium build and possible facial hair. In addition, he was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans in one of the incidents.

Further, RCMP believe that they have identified the suspect’s vehicle. It is believed to be a grey/brown 1998-2002 Honda Accord with rear tinted windows and a sun roof.

As the investigation continues, police are also examining five other incidents to see if they may be connected to the suspect; these occurred between March 15, and May 24th.

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Suspect at Large

Surrey RCMP is providing personal safety tips to the community:

  • Keep your head up, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
  • Walk with others when possible
  • Plan your route to avoid isolated areas

“Sometimes we see a series of incidents such as this after a person has gone through a personal crisis,” Staff Sgt. Maj. Beth McAndie said in an RCMP news release. “If this is the case, we encourage you to come forward to speak to us.”

“The information we have released to the public about these incidents is not intended to raise fear, but to raise awareness about this investigation. We want community members to know that we are looking for a man who has violated women in Surrey, and we are asking for your help to locate him and the suspect vehicle.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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