Abbotsford Police Seek Info About Feb. 2 Sexual Assault Allegedly Involving South Asian Men

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Police say major crimes detectives were alerted that a South Asian man wearing a jewelry item similar to a military-style dog tag (similar to this photo) around his neck, may have been frequenting the Homeview Street and Pauline Street areas in that same time frame as when the sexual assault occurred.

ABBOTSFORD – The Abbotsford Police Department has received numerous tips and information concerning a sexual assault that took place on Feb. 2 in downtown Abbotsford.

Police say major crimes detectives were alerted that a South Asian man wearing a jewelry item similar to a military style dog tag around his neck, may have been frequenting the Homeview Street and Pauline Street areas in that same time frame as when the sexual assault occurred.

It is believed that this man may have some connection to the incident or may have knowledge of it.

Police said at the time of the sexual assault that they were looking for two South Asian men who are suspected of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in Abbotsford on Feb. 2.

The young woman was walking in the downtown area near Pauline and Homeview Streets around 7 p.m. when she noticed a newer model white pick-up truck pass by her twice that had two South Asian men inside.

As the woman continued walking east toward the intersection of Pauline and Laurel Streets, the passenger exited the truck, grabbed her and forced her into the vehicle’s backseat.

Police say the driver parked the truck nearby where both men sexually assaulted the woman. After the attack, the woman was pushed out of the truck and onto the ground of a parking lot in the 34000-block of Gladys Avenue.

MacDonald said the women is severely traumatized and released composite sketches of the two suspects in hopes that someone will be able to identify them.

The driver is described as a South Asian man with short black hair in his late 20s who is 5-10 tall and has a thin build. At the time of the attack, he was clean shaven and wearing a dark jacket and a blue T-shirt.

The passenger is South Asian with short dark hair in his late 20s to early 30s with a heavy build. His height is around 5-11 to 6-feet. He had a full beard and was wearing a yellow shirt, a grey hoodie and tear-away track pants.

Anyone with information about this man’s identity or information about the incident should call the Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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