South Asian suspect wanted in Monday’s Newton area sexual assault

AT approximately 4:45 a.m. on May 21, a woman was walking east on 72nd Avenue at 134th Street when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The woman broke free from the male and he fled on foot west on 72nd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male between 35-40 years old, 5’10” tall, with medium length hair, and a clean shaven face.

The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is leading this investigation and will be reviewing the evidence in this and other recently reported sexual assaults to determine if there are any linkages between the incidents.

Surrey RCMP has some personal safety tips:

· 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 about this incident 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