Police Searching for Suspect After Woman Assaulted in Burlington
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly assaulted in Burlington.
Halton police say that on Friday, March 15, 2019, at approximately 8:45 pm, a female in her 30s was walking in the Elgin Street and Burlington Avenue are when an unknown male suspect walked past her several times.
Police allege the suspect eventually approached the victim, grabbed onto her arms and began shaking her. The victim struggled with the suspect and shouted loudly for help, forcing him to let go and calmly flee the area.
Police say he was last seen walking westbound on Elgin Street.
The victim did not sustain any physical injuries, police say.
Police say this is the first report of this nature and officers do not feel public safety is at risk, however police will continue to provide extra patrols in the area.
The suspect is described as a male in his mid to late 20s with a tanned complexion, brown beard, brown eyes. He has an average build and is approximately 5’5” in height.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a hood, dark coloured pants, headphones and a backpack (possibly black).
The suspect has yet to be identified.
Any witnesses, anyone who resides or has businesses in the area of Elgin Street and Burlington Avenue with video surveillance images or anyone who was travelling in that area that has dash cam video images between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm are asked to call the Halton Police at 905-825-4777 or the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316
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