Police convinced city is as safe as always
Calgary Police say that a series of sexual assaults on women this summer are not out of the ordinary.
Published Friday, August 3, 2012 9:17AM MDT
The Calgary Police say that the city is safe despite a rash of sexual incidents that have targeted women.
Early on Thursday, a woman was walking in Beddington when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown assailant who exposed himself.
The woman escaped and called police.
They are hoping that one of the many cameras in the area might be able to reveal something of the man’s identity.
The attack on Thursday was the latest in a string of sexual assaults in Calgary which include a peeping tom looking through a teenager’s window and a man who broke into a senior’s home and exposed himself.
Staff Sergeant Gord Nyhus says that this is typical behaviour in the summer.
“According to our numbers, nothing has increased. This is just the time of year when more people are outside. The weather is warmer so this is actually a normal occurrence for this time of year.”
The man in the latest incident is described as:
- early 20s
- blonde spiky hair
Police say he fled the scene in a white, older model, car.
They are asking for anyone with information to contact police or Crimestoppers.