The 3900-block of Wolf Street was the scene of a sexual assault early Sunday morning. (Google maps)

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

Saanich Police continue to search for the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman after he had entered a Saanich townhouse carrying a knife early Sunday morning.

“There are no updates this morning from this sexual assault,” said Sgt. Julie Fast of the Saanich Police Monday morning.

RELATED: Man enters unlocked Saanich home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

The attack happened at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Police released a statement Sunday evening at around 7:30 p.m.

“[The] release was done when time and resources allowed,” Fast noted of the timing.

The victim, from the Lower Mainland, was visiting friends studying at the University of Victoria when the attack happened in the 3900-block of Wolf Street.

Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley said Sunday the unknown man was carrying a knife when he entered the house, which was dark at the time of the attack. The victim did not know the attacker, he added.

Saanich Police describe the attacker as tall with short blonde hair and an athletic build. It is also possible that he could have been wearing glasses.

Saanich Police are asking for any witnesses who may have observed any suspicious activity at around 2 a.m. on March 17 in the area surrounding the Gordon Head Townhouse complex.

They are also asking residents to remain vigilant and lock their doors at night as some area residents have been known to leave doors unlocked.

Major crimes and forensic investigators spent most of Sunday on scene after arriving in the early morning hours.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

wolfgang.depner@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Transit extends weekend night routes, ups service levels across Greater Victoria

Says bus lanes have helped improve BC Transit service frequencies

Ringette returns to Greater Victoria

Locals are forming a new ringette association after going more than decade without

FIRST REVIEWS: Victoria Fringe Festival starts with a bang

We review the first wave of shows from the festival, as part of our ongoing series

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Retired Vancouver Island teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Patrick Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Most Read