Surrey RCMP composite suspicious male

Surrey RCMP have released this composite sketch of a man they believe followed and tried to grab a 15-yaer-old female on her way from school yesterday afternoon. (Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP is appealing to the public for help in identifying a suspicious male who assaulted a female student on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 4:15 p.m. PT on Oct. 30, a 15-year-old female was walking home from school near 136th St. and 60th Ave. when she noticed the suspect following her. Shortly after, the man grabbed her arm.

The victim was able to break free from the man, and ran to the house of a family member nearby and was uninjured during the encounter.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, approximately five feet 11 inches to six feet tall with a medium build, long broad nose and short light brown hair with salt and pepper stubble on his face.

At the time of the attack the suspect was believed to be wearing baggy clothing, including blue jeans with dust or stains near the bottom and a sweater of an unknown colour.

Surrey RCMP says there is no apparent link between this attack and similar reported cases.

“While we believe this to be an isolated incident, we need to warn the public and ask for their assistance in reporting suspicious persons or activities,” says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS.