Saanich Police are searching for a suspect after a woman reported being sexually assaulted near Uptown Mall on Saturday, March 5th around 11:15 pm.
The assault occurred in the area of Carey Road and Ravine Way.
The woman was walking in the area and was approached from behind by an unknown man.
Police say the man grabbed her arm and then grabbed her breast and then fled on foot towards Cadillac Ave.
Numerous officers flooded the area to find the man however a search was unsuccessful.
The male assailant is described as a white man, 30-40 years of age, slim build, 5’5” tall, with a pale complexion, and wearing a dark black/blue hat and black jacket.
“Officers from our Patrol Division and Detective Division are working to solve this crime.” A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “Our Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.”
If you have any information relating to this incident or have information about the identity of the suspect, please call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).