Victoria Police Department forensic officers at the corner of Bay and Pleasant streets in Victoria's Rock Bay neighbourhood. A woman reported being sexually assaulted at the location around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Victoria Police Department forensic officers at the corner of Bay and Pleasant streets in Victoria's Rock Bay neighbourhood. A woman reported being sexually assaulted at the location around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE: Suspect description released in Victoria sex assault case

Victim did not know her attacker in Wednesday morning incident near Bay Street Bridge

  • Sep. 4, 2013 8:00 a.m.

The Victoria Police Department is releasing new suspect details from a sexual assault that occurred early Wednesday morning near the Bay Street Bridge.

Police say the victim, who was attacked near the intersection of Bay and Pleasant streets around 5 a.m., did not know the suspect.

“There is no information at this time to suggest that the suspect and victim knew each other or had any communication prior to the attack, or that the attack is related to the sex trade,” said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

The suspect is still at large, and is described as a Caucasian man between 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet, with a closely shaved head and grey hair, and was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.

Police are investigating several persons of interest but have not yet identified a suspect in the case, Russell said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the VicPD Detective tip line at 250-995-7444 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Victoria Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault at the corner of Bay and Pleasant streets, near the Bay Street Bridge.

A woman reported being attacked and sexually assaulted by a man as she was walking through the area around 5 a.m. this morning, said Const. Mike Russell.

“The investigation is in its initial stages, but VicPD detectives, forensic identification services, K9 and patrol officers are in the area and the investigation continues,” Russell said.

Police aren’t releasing further details at this time, but will release more information when appropriate, Russell said.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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