Police release sketch of December 21 assault suspect in Surrey

SURREY RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from an alleged assault on a south Surrey student in Alderwood Park on December 21.

On December 21 at 7:35 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a report that a female student who was walking in Alderwood Park, located in the 1700-block of Lilac Drive, was grabbed by an unknown male who appeared to have been following her. The 16-year-old girl ran away from the suspect to Earl Marriot School. Police were immediately dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Surrey RCMP’s Special Victim Unit is leading this investigation with the assistance from the Youth Unit. Officers canvassed the neighbourhood for any potential witnesses or surveillance video.

A RCMP forensic artist has now created a composite sketch with details provided by the victim. The suspect is described as a clean cut looking white male, 30 to 40 years old, with a fair complexion and short black hair, and wearing a black hoody and gloves.

“If you recognize this person or have any information pertaining to this incident, investigators want to hear from you right away,” sid Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Ask for Constable Jackie Ellis and quote file #2017-181306.

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.