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Surrey sex assault prompts police warning

Surrey RCMP have issued a warning after a woman was sexually assaulted in a parking lot on Friday. -
Surrey RCMP have issued a warning after a woman was sexually assaulted in a parking lot on Friday.
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A weekend sex assault has prompted police to warn women in Surrey to be extra vigilant.

A woman was leaving her place of work at Central City Shopping Centre at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when she was grabbed from behind.

A man covered her mouth, shoved her into a car and sexually assaulted her.

She managed to break free and screamed, causing the attacker to run away.

The attacker is described as a Caucasian in his mid- to late- 20s. He is clean shaven and is about 5’8” with an average build.

He was wearing blue jeans, running shoes and a dark hoodie with a ‘Canada’ logo on the back.

Police say it was an isolated incident and the woman did not need medical attention.

Surrey Mounties are reminding members of the public to be vigilant of their surroundings and potential vulnerability when alone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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