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Surrey RCMP investigates after three women were grabbed from behind

All three attacks took place within a two week period
Bear Creek Park
Surrey RCMP is investigating three incidences of an unknown man grabbing a woman from behind. The first attack occurred on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Bear Creek Park.

Mounties in Surrey have launched an investigation into three separate instances of women being grabbed from behind over the last two weeks.

The attacks took place in Whalley and Newton between September 27, and October 10, Surrey RCMP stated in a recent release. In each case, the woman was walking alone and grabbed from behind by an unknown man. All three women were able to escape without physical injuries.

The first attack occurred on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Bear Creek Park. The second occurred the same day at 7:24 p.m. in the 11400 block of Millar Road. The third incident occurred on Oct. 10, 2021, at 11:57 p.m. on a pathway between 132 Street and Edinburgh Drive.

“There is currently no evidence to indicate that these incidents are linked,” the RCMP states. “However, it is concerning to police and the community having three similar occurrences within a short period of time. Investigators are actively working to identify suspects and are asking anyone with further information to contact police.”

While the RCMP acknowledges that people should not have to alter their behaviour because someone else is doing something criminal, given the recent increase Surrey RCMP is recommending the following:

  • When possible walk with another person;
  • Be aware of your surroundings;
  • Limit distractions- store mobile phones and other valuables out of sight and remove your headphones; and
  • Try to take routes that are well-lit and populated.