Calgary, AB,

Seeking Public Assistance - Assault

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following a serious assault.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 19, 2015, police were called to a local hospital after a woman suffering from serious injuries was transported via ambulance from Chestermere.

The woman was found on the side of the road just east of Highway 1 and Chestermere Boulevard by a bus driver who then called 911.

Investigators believe the women accepted a ride from a man near 17 Avenue and 36 Street S.E., sometime between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. When the woman realized the man was driving her to an unknown location outside of Calgary, she asked for him to take her home. It was at this time the man assaulted the woman, causing multiple facial injuries. There is no evidence the woman was sexually assaulted.

The suspect in this case is described as a black man, approximately 40 years old, with short hair. He was driving what the victim describes as a silver, four-door sport utility vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #15110239 / 3181