Police issue warning after a woman was groped near Walnut Grove Secondary

Police issue warning after a woman was groped near Walnut Grove Secondary

Langley RCMP say incident occurred on Dec. 1, but wasn’t reported until Dec. 12

  • Dec. 21, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Langley RCMP are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a female was allegedly groped near Walnut Grove Secondary School approximately three weeks ago.

Police say they learned of the alleged assault on December 12, but that the actual incident was said to have occurred on Dec. 1.

According to the report, the victim was walking along a wooded trail west of WGSS at about 8:15 a.m. when she was approached by a man who “physically tried to have her go with him.” However, she managed to get away.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 30-40 years old, with a skinny build and standing approximately six feet tall. He was wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

At this time, the Langley RCMP are asking for assistance from any witness who may have observed something suspicious on December 1, 2017 in the wooded trail path to the west of Walnut Grove Secondary.

Any detail may be of assistance, including possibly observing a male at any other time in the trail system that matched these descriptors.

Earlier this week School District officials sent a letter home to parents warning of suspicious behaviour that had been reported near some Langley schools. The letter went to parents of WGSS students, as well as Brookswood Secondary and HD Stafford.

READ MORE: RCMP and School District issue warning over suspicious person

In addition to issuing the warning police included advice for residents to help ensure their personal safety:

• Be aware of your surroundings at all times. It is not a good idea to walk alone, anywhere, wearing headphones listening to music.

• Keep your cellphone in a bag or jacket. Make yourself as unappealing as a target to all criminals as possible. If you do see something, or someone, suspicious call the police and get to an area that is populated with people and well lit.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators in this investigation is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or provide information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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