RCMP search for suspect in Duncan sexual assault

RCMP search for suspect in Duncan sexual assault

File photo.

File photo.

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect allegedly responsible for a sexual assault in Duncan on Wednesday.

A woman told police she was walking along trails near the Trans-Canada Highway between Chaster Road and Boys Road when she was pulled into the woods and sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as a:

  • Caucasian male mid 30s
  • short dark brown hair
  • dark brown facial hair in the shape of a goatee
  • 5’7″ to 5’8″ in height
  • approximately 200 lbs in weight
  • athletic average build

Police say that at the time of incident, he was described as wearing black cargo shorts, white t-shirt and black sunglasses.

The RCMP remind the public to please follow all safety precautions while out walking including:

  • Do not wear your headphones
  • Do not walk alone or in dark areas
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas
  • Report any suspicious activity to your local police immediately

If you have any further information, please call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at l 1-800-222-8477.

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