Calgary, AB,

Ongoing investigation into two sexual assaults

The Calgary Police Service District 4 is seeking public assistance to identify and locate a man and vehicle believed to be connected to two sexual assaults.

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, police believe two incidents of sexual assault occurred in the area of 17 Avenue S.E.

The first incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when a man in a truck approached a 19-year-old woman in the 3800 block of 17 Avenue S.E., and offered her a ride. The woman accepted the ride and was driven east of the city limits where she was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to get away and ran towards a nearby car for assistance.

Investigators are asking this victim to contact police with current contact information.

It is believed the man returned to the area of 36 Street S.E. and 16 Avenue S.E., at approximately 11:50 p.m. and approached a second woman. The second victim, a woman in her 30s, was also offered a ride. When she declined, the man attempted to force her into his truck. The victim was able to escape thanks to the help of a Good Samaritan who was driving past and stopped to offer assistance.

The truck is described as a black, two door older-style pickup and may have a rack along the rear window. It may also have tools in the bed of the truck, along with coveralls and a diamond or hexagon shaped silver ashtray inside the cab of the truck.

The man is described as Caucasian, middle age, with blonde, shoulder-length hair and a goatee. He smelled strongly of cigarette smoke.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case # 17337171/17336966 / 5272