Police release sketch in assault
Police have released a composite drawing in an attempted sexual assault.
Published Monday, September 24, 2012 1:56PM MDT
Calgary police are investigating an assault and attempted sexual assault that happened earlier in September and have released a composite drawing of a person of interest.
Investigators say a woman in her mid-fifties left the Greyhound Bus Station and was walking along Pumphouse Road S.W. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at approximately 10:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man who asked her for a lighter.
The woman was walking near the CP rail pedestrian path crossing, towards the community of Sunalta and the man continued to walk with her for a short distance, before grabbing her.
Police say that a violent struggle ensued and they believe the suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim. They think that the suspect fled when the woman lost consciousness.
The victim had significant injuries, but still managed to get to a location where she could call 911. She was then taken to hospital and treated for her injuries.
Police believe that several people may have witnessed the suspect following the victim prior to the attack and that people may not have realized the situation.
Investigators think the attack happened in an isolated area
Investigators also want to talk to anyone who may have seen the woman as she was making her way to safety after the attack and say she may have appeared disoriented or intoxicated.
The suspect is described as:
- Fair complexion
- 183 to 188 cm or 6’ – 6’ 2” tall
- Approximately 30 to 35 years of age
- Medium build
- Short, tidy, light brown or brown hair that is shorter in the front and collar length in the back
- Wearing jeans and a short sleeve shirt
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637