78-year-old woman assaulted in South Surrey

SURREY RCMP announced on Friday they are investigating an assault that occurred in the South Surrey area on June 11.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., Surrey RCMP frontline officers received a report of an assault that occurred an hour earlier in the 14700-block of 17th Avenue. The victim, a 78-year-old female, advised that she was walking with her husband westbound on 17th Avenue when they walked past an unknown male walking eastbound on 17th Avenue.

The male yelled at the victim and hit her in the face with an unknown object which caused significant, but non-life threatening injuries. The suspect kept walking down 17th Avenue toward 148th Street. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries and has since been released.

The male suspect is described as white, middle aged, approximately 5’10” tall, with a longer upper body and shorter bowed legs, and dark hair. He was wearing jeans and dark clothing.

Investigators with the Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit are continuing to conduct neighbourhood inquiries, looking for witnesses and possible CCTV surveillance video.

Anyone with information about the incident or who was in the area that may have dash cam video, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.