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Transit Police looking for sex assault suspect seen in Surrey

Alleged sexual assault took place at Surrey Central SkyTrain station on Aug. 17, police say
Metro Vancouver Transit Police released security footage of the alleged suspect. (Photo: Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking to identify a sexual assault suspect.

Just after 6 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2023, the victim entered Surrey Central SkyTrain station and took the escalator up to the platform, police said in a news release Thursday (Feb. 8).

“As the woman stepped onto the escalator, the suspect followed closely behind her, while they were on the escalator, the suspect then allegedly sexually assaulted the victim.”

Police say the suspect is described as 30 to 40 years old, with a dark complexion, a slender build and wearing a wig with long dark wavy hair. The suspect was wearing a light-coloured t-shirt, black biker shorts, light-coloured running shoes and a cross-body-style bag.

“Investigators have spent months exhausting every possible lead in this incident and are now requesting help in identifying the suspect so that they can be held accountable for their actions. Anyone who recognizes the individual is asked to call police.” Const. Amanda Steed said.

Steed told the Now-Leader the suspect could be seen in security video taking the wig off.

Anyone with information can contact the transit police.

Anna Burns

About the Author: Anna Burns

I started with Black Press Media in the fall of 2022 as a multimedia journalist after finishing my practicum at the Surrey Now-Leader.
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