Nova Scotia

Sherbrooke woman sexually assaulted by stranger, RCMP say

RCMP say officers are working "around the clock" to find the suspect alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in Sherbrooke, N.S.

Police release description of suspect driving a newer model white car

RCMP officers are trying to find a man they say sexually assaulted a Sherbrooke, N.S., woman at 7 p.m. on Friday. (Rob Short/CBC)

A Sherbrooke, N.S., woman was sexually assaulted at her house by a stranger, RCMP said Saturday.

The woman was outside her rural home at 7 p.m. Friday when a man not known to her drove up in a newer model, white two door car.

After a brief conversation, the man sexually assaulted her and fled the scene in a vehicle, RCMP said in a release.

They were called to the residence at about 8 p.m.

Police working 'around the clock'

"This incident would be extremely upsetting, not only for the victim but for the surrounding community," spokesman Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said in the statement.

"We want citizens to know that our investigators will continue to work around the clock in an effort to locate the suspect."

'Sweet pine' cologne

The 30 to 35-year-old man was wearing "sweet pine" cologne, police said. 

He's described as white with tanned arms, of average build at about 6 feet tall.

He had neatly trimmed dark facial hair and dark hair cut short above his ears, police said. 

He was wearing loose dark jeans, a blue and black T-shirt with short sleeves and a round neck, and a black or blue baseball cap with a white logo, police said. 

Major crimes unit involved

"When possible, further information will be shared," the release said.

The RCMP's major crime unit is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 902-245-2579, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).