The Surrey RCMP is providing an update to the public on the ongoing investigations into a series of recent sexual assaults.
At approximately 2am on May 26, 2018, Surrey RCMP received a report of an assault in the 14800 block of 73 Avenue. A 17 year-old female youth was walking on 73 Avenue when she was assaulted from behind by an unknown male. The youth was able to break free and the incident was quickly reported to the police. Officers in the area located an adult male driving a grey Honda Accord, and identified him as a person of interest.
Following subsequent investigation, the adult male was arrested on May 27 in connection with four incidents of sexual assault occurring on April 24, May 20, May 22, and May 26. He has been released from custody as the investigation continues and information is gathered for submission to the BC Prosecutions Service.
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
Anyone with information 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 go to www.solvecrime.ca
For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Elenore Sturko
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit