15-year-old girl grabbed by male in Surrey’s City Centre area

SURREY RCMP are looking for a dark-skinned male in his 20’s after he allegedly grabbed a 15-year-old girl on 133th Street to the north of Old Yale Road in Surrey’s City Centre area on Friday (September 8) at approximately 10:44 p.m. The man was 5’8″ tall, more than 160 lbs in weight and wearing all black clothing.

Surrey RCMP are appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of the suspect.

The girl was on her way home and she managed to free herself from the suspect. Surrey RCMP’s General Duty members were immediately dispatched to the area. The suspect fled before police arrived and was not located. The Surrey RCMP Major Crime Section is following up with the investigation.

The victim is physically uninjured, however she is upset by the incident, police said.

Surrey RCMP are reminding those walking to remember a few simple steps to heighten their safety, including:

· Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes and avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
· Walk with friends when possible.
· Trust your instincts and your feelings.

Anyone with more 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-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.