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Please review the attached important information from the Cloverdale RCMP
Dear Parent / Guardian,
I am sharing with you information the Surrey RCMP has issued publicly today so our school community is aware.
Surrey RCMP is advising the public about a sexual assault incident that occurred in the Cloverdale area yesterday evening and is appealing for any further information that may lead to the identity of a suspect.
On October 10th at approximately 5:40pm, Surrey RCMP received a report of a female youth who was walking in the 18800 block of 65th Avenue when she was(touched inappropriately) by an unknown male. When the 11 year old victim reacted, the male apologized and quickly retreated from the area on foot. The victim returned to her residence and contacted police. While she was not physically injured, the victim was understandably upset by the incident. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his 30's, approximately 6'0" tall, wearing blue jeans, a light coloured shirt, and a light coloured baseball hat. He may have had stubble on his face as well.
The Surrey RCMP's Special Victims Unit is investigating the incident.
While this investigation is still in its early stages, Surrey RCMP would like to offer a few safety tips for residents to heighten their safety, including:
· Don't take short cuts. Use main routes and avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
· Walk with friends.
· Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
· Phone home when leaving a friend's house and say when you will be home.
· Trust your instincts.
· Phone home if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.
If you have any information that may be helpful to the police investigation, you are asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
In a routine way, our teachers have also reminded students of Stranger Danger safety.