Surrey RCMP are advising the public about an indecent act that took place on January 10 involving an assault on a 10-year-old girl.
The incident took place around 3 pm on the 6200 block of 144 Street, near Sullivan Heights Secondary School, when the girl was walking behind the school. According to a release, an unknown man grabbed the girl’s hoodie from behind and then proceeded to expose his genitalia. Following this, the victim screamed and the suspect fled.
RCMP received word about the incident just before 4 pm.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his teens or early 20s, roughly 5’2” to 5’5”, with an average build. He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over his head and black pants.
In addition, the suspect was last seen running westbound through the school’s parking lot towards 144 Street.
The Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is currently conducting the investigation with assistance from the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit.
The Surrey RCMP recommends that you follow these personal safety precautions:
- Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
- Walk with friends.
- Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
- Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
- Don’t assist strangers.
- Trust your instincts and your feelings.
- Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.
Anyone with information about this incident or may have dash-cam video is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or online.