Saanich Police investigating sexual assault on Lochside Trail

Saanich Police investigating sexual assault on Lochside Trail
Capital Regional District
A view of Lochside Trail in Saanich

The Saanich Police Department is investigating an incident of sexual assault that took place along the Lochside Trail earlier this month.

According to Saanich PD, a woman was walking along the local trail on Monday, September 6 near Swan Street between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Police were informed that the suspect approached the woman from behind and committed a sexual assault.

The suspect is being described as a man standing about 5’6” tall, 30-40 years old, stocky build and a sandy-coloured long beard.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a light-coloured toque, pink shirt, blue jeans and carrying both a backpack and a black duffle bag.

He was last seen walking north on the trail toward Saanich Road.

Police add that they believe the suspect regularly uses the Lochside and Galloping Goose Trail network.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to please contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321. You can also report anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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