Surrey RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an assault with a weapon that occurred at a residence in the Whalley area.

On December 19, 2019, police responded to the report of an assault with pepper spray at a residence in the 13800-block of 102 Avenue. At approximately 8:30 pm, a male suspect knocked on the door of a residence and, when the door was opened, sprayed the resident with pepper spray and entered the home. The suspect then fled after very brief contact with the home’s occupants. Investigators believe that the suspect may have intended to target a different residence. Five people were at home at the time of the assault, three were treated for exposure to pepper spray. No serious injuries were reported.

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit has taken conduct of the investigation and is releasing a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a South Asian male, 6ft tall, medium build, wearing a black hoodie.

“Tips from the public can make a significant difference in the outcome of an investigation,” says Staff Sergeant Kirk Duncan, General Investigation Unit Commander. “We are asking everyone to look at this composite sketch and contact Surrey RCMP if they have information that can help to identity this suspect.”

Anyone with information about this incident or the person depicted in the composite sketch 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, quoting file number 2019-196166.