Woman dragged by attacker on Vancouver park trail
Vancouver Police Department issued a public warning and suspect description Friday night
A woman was taken to hospital in Vancouver with minor injuries Friday morning after she was assaulted and dragged on a walking trail in Fraser River Park in Marpole.
The Vancouver Police Department said the woman, 52, was walking her dog near the intersection of West 75 Avenue and Tidewater Place at around 9 a.m. PT when a stranger approached and attacked her.
She was dragged a short distance in the park before her screams drew the attention of witnesses, who ran to her aid and scared off the attacker.
The suspect — described as a 5'7" white man with a dark skin tone, medium build and black hair — was seen driving away in a dark-coloured pickup truck.
The Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit is investigating, and police are asking anyone with information about the attack to call the department at 604-717-0600, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from the CBC's Stephanie Mercier