Burnaby RCMP investigate sexual assault at SFU


2017-02-22 17:34 PST

File # 2017-7752

Burnaby RCMP is warning the public after a woman was sexually assaulted last night at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby mountain Campus while returning to her car.

On February 21, 2017, at approximately 7:30 pm the victim was walking from her classroom at SFU towards the parking lot. The victim heard a noise behind her and was grabbed by the suspect. She was then held by the suspect and sexually assaulted. The suspect quickly released the victim and ran away when voices from passers-by were heard in the area.

The suspect is described as:

We want to caution the public when walking at night to stick to well lite areas and stay off your electronic device to increase your situational awareness, says Staff Sergeant Major John A. Buis. You may also contact SFU Campus Security if you wish to be escorted to your car, added Buis.

Burnaby RCMP needs your help to identify this individual and urge you to call if you have information, or if this person sounds familiar to you. Please call Burnaby RCMP’s at 604-294-7922 or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Released by:
Staff Sergeant Major John A. Buis
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby Detachment

Off. 604.294.7697

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