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Grabbed from behind

An RCMP investigation is ongoing following a sexual assault in the Newton area of Surrey on May 21.

At 4:45 a.m. Monday morning, a woman was grabbed from behind by an unknown male and sexually assaulted. She was walking east on 72 Avenue at 134 Street at the time.

The woman managed to break free from her attacker and he ran away westward on 72 Avenue. 

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, 35-40 years old, 5'10" tall with medium length hair and a clean-shaven face. 

Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is handling the investigation and will be looking into whether the attack is related to other recent assault reports. 

They ask the public to be aware of their safety, keep their heads up and be alert, walk with others when possible and plan their routes to avoid isolated areas. 

Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to call the RCMP at 604-599-0502, or visit solvecrime.ca.



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