Calgary, AB,

Police seek assistance to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault

We are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who is believed to be involved in an attempted sexual assault that occurred in the northwest community of Royal Oak last week.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a woman was jogging in a green space between Royal Birch Point N.W. and Royal Oak Drive N.W., when it is believed a man jumped at her, grabbed her by the arm and threatened to sexually assault her. The woman was able to get away and run towards the road. The man followed her for a short time before eventually stopping.

Police attended the area but were unable to locate the suspect. They have been collecting witness statements and working with the victim to develop a composite sketch. The suspect is described as between 55 and 60 years old, approximately 5’10” tall with a slim build and blue eyes. He was wearing a baseball cap that was dark in colour at the front and white in the back, a green polo shirt, dark khaki pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information about this incident or the man’s identity is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #: CA23217238/5161