STREET VIOLENCE WATCH
Thursday, July 16 2015
July 16, 2015 Updated : July 16, 2015 | 3:12 pm
Edmonton police seek suspects in weekend sexual assault
By Andrea Ross Metro Edmonton
Edmonton Police Service Edmonton police are asking for the public's help in locating two suspects allegedly involved in a sexual assault July 5.
Edmonton Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in the city’s south side on July 5.
Police say a 36-year-old woman was walking alone at 4 a.m. in the Walker Lakes area of the Summerside neighbourhood near 80 Street and 12 Avenue on Sunday, July 5 when she heard loud music coming from an open garage near a lane. She saw two men, and began running when she heard someone whistle. She was then allegedly knocked to the ground by two men.
One of the men allegedly sexually assaulted her while the other held her down and stole some belongings from her. She was released when she screamed for help, and ran to a nearby street where she flagged down a passing off-duty taxi.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 6’1″ tall and 230 lbs. He has spiked short brown hair with a trimmed beard and mustache, and brown eyes. He was wearing a long-sleeved hooded jacket. Police have released a composite sketch of this suspect.
The second suspect is described as tall and thin, and was also wearing a long-sleeved hooded jacket.
EPS detectives are looking for anyone who saw or heard the alleged attack, suspects of the complainant, the taxi driver who assisted her, or the location of the garage that was playing loud music early that morning.