Ridge Meadows RCMP issue warning after 2 teens sexually assaulted on the way to school

The two assaults — against two teenage girls who were on their way to school — occurred early Thursday morning.

2 teenage girls assaulted in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows area early Thursday morning

Police are looking for a suspect who sexually assaulted two teen girls early Thursday morning. (RCMP)

Ridge Meadows RCMP have issued a public warning after a suspect sexually assaulted two teenage girls who were on their way to school early Thursday morning.

The first assault took place at 7:30 a.m. PT in the area of 210th Street just north of Dewdney Trunk Road in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows area. Police say the attacker approached the victim from behind and grabbed her buttocks and immediately left. 

A second similar assault took place a short while later, at 7:45 a.m. PT, at at the bus stop on Dewdney Trunk Road near Laity Street. 

Both girls were on their way to school, although police say they do not know one another.

Both described a similar suspect.

Police are looking for a white man in his early 20s, approximately 6 feet (183 centimetres) tall with a slim build. He was wearing jeans and a dark hoodie with the hood up. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.