WATCH: RCMP investigate another sex assault on a West Shore trail. It happened at Langford Lake Monday evening. Tess van Straaten reports.
Langford Lake is a popular spot for families to enjoy the outdoors but police are now investigating a disturbing attack that happened near the wooden bridge.
“Right now we’re investigating and we’re looking for anyone who may have seen a suspicious male in that area,” says Cst. Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP.
Police say a woman in her 20’s was jogging with her dog around 7:30 pm Monday when she was sexually assaulted by a man who was riding a bicycle.
The man passed by the victim three times and asked her for the time before slapping her buttocks.
“It is concerning when you’re being approached and touched by an unknown male, especially on a public trail,” Cst. Bérubé says.
It’s the latest in a series of attacks on women on Langford trails in the last couple of years.
Police are now warning women to be vigilant and advising them not to walk alone.
“We encourage people to walk in pairs as a precautionary measure and know their surroundings and their escape routes,” advises Cst. Bérubé.
Glen Lake sex assault suspect still at large
Monday’s incident is similar to an attack of a female jogger on a Glen Lake trail in March of 2015.
It happened around 7 pm after a man asked a 23-year-old woman for the time.
She was then knocked unconscious and sexually assaulted.
Despite a massive investigation, police have yet to make an arrest .
“It’s too early right now to draw connections to the previous incidents,” Cst. Bérubé says. “We believe it may be isolated at this point.”
Police don’t have a good description of the Glen Lake attacker but the Langford Lake suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male
- Six feet tall
- Large build
- 20-25 years old
- Wearing worn out green t-shirt
- Basketball shorts
- Dark buzz cut hair
The woman was jogging with her dog and was not physically injured.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen this man on the trails or has information that could lead to an arrest to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.