Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

File: 20-43138

Victoria, BC – Detectives with VicPD’s Special Victims Unit are asking for witnesses and information after a sexual assault in Victoria early this morning.

Shortly before 4 a.m. this morning Patrol officers were called to the 800-block of Cormorant Street for a report of a sexual assault. Officers attended the scene and learned from a woman that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown man. The woman eventually fought off the man, who was last seen riding away from the scene on a grey mountain bike, southbound on Blanshard Street from Cormorant Street.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect remains outstanding. He is described as an adult-aged South Asian or Black man, standing approximately six feet, two inches tall, with a slim build. The suspect had short dark hair and a dark, scruffy beard. He wore a dark hooded sweater with the hood up and a mask over his face. The suspect rode a grey mountain bike.

This incident occurred in the 800-block of Cormorant Street shortly before 3:43 a.m. If you have information about this incident, or recognize the description of the suspect, please call (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.