Calgary, AB,
29
December
2014
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20:03
America/Denver

Seeking Public Assistance - Sexual Assault

The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit continues to investigate an assault that occurred on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

After speaking with the victim investigators have determined that the assault took place in an alley near Blackiston Drive N.W. and Brentwood Road N.W. 

Police have also obtained a more detailed suspect description and are currently looking for an Aboriginal male, approximately 35 to 40 years old, 6’ tall, with a heavy build, a pock-marked face and medium-length, black, stringy hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, a dark-coloured hoodie pulled over his head and dark pants. He was last seen walking southbound on Brentwood Road.

Details of a media availability to follow.

 

Original release below.

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man connected to a sexual assault that took place last night.

At approximately 6:45 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, a woman was leaving the Brentwood LRT station and walked a short distance toward Brentwood Road N.W. when she noticed a man was walking behind her. The man grabbed her from behind and dragged her to a nearby alley.

The woman fell to the ground and the man struck her in the head. The woman was screaming loudly. While on the ground she fought back and was able to flee.

Anyone who may have heard the victim, witnessed the incident, or has any information including the identity of the man is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Police are offering the following safety tips to all Calgarians to protect themselves:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Try to stay in well-lit, well-populated areas whenever possible.
  • Minimize using distracting technology like music players and cell phone.
  • Make sure whenever possible others are aware of your route and your expected arrival time.
  • Develop a safety plan: let someone you trust know where you are going, and when to expect you back.
  • If you are suspicious of someone, trust your instincts. Do not engage in any conversation and proceed to the nearest safe or public place and report the incident immediately. Scream or use a personal emergency alarm to attract attention.
  • If you see anything suspicious, call police at 403-266-1234 or call 911 to report a crime in progress.

Case # 14507499