Surrey RCMP arrest man in July 10 sexual assault and robbery case in Whalley

SURREY RCMP announced on Friday (July 24) night that a 30-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody today in connection to the investigation of a sexual assault and robbery which occurred on July 10 in Whalley.

The ongoing investigation is being carried out by the Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit. Charges have not yet been sworn in court, and as such the name of the suspect will not be released at this time, said the RCMP.

An updated media release will be provided following further court proceedings.

On July 10 at approximately 11:09 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a 911 call reporting that a woman had been sexually assaulted in the area of the King George Sky Train Station.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., the woman was walking under the Expo line toward Fraser Highway, when an unknown male suspect approached her with a weapon. The male robbed the woman of her personal belongings, then pulled her into the bushes and sexually assaulted her.

Following the assault, the male suspect fled the area, and the woman was able to obtain assistance and call for help. The woman sustained minor injuries during this incident and was taken to the hospital to receive care.

The suspect was described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, 5’10” tall. He was wearing a red and blue bandana on his face and all black clothing.