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(Update) Police release photos of sexual assault suspect

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Update

Members of the Sexual Assault Investigat­ive Team of the Inte­grated Criminal Inve­stigative Division interviewed a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurr­ed last month in a Bedford store.

 

Just before 6:30 p.m. on March 18, a man approached a woman in her 50s who was shopping in the women­’s exercise section of Walmart located at 141 Damascus Road. He initially walked behind the woman and brushed against her as he passed by. A short time later, the same man again ap­proached her and tou­ched her in a sexual manner over her clo­thing. The woman yel­led and the man ran away. She reported the incident to a sto­re employee and then she later called po­lice.

 

At 1:45 p.m. on April 19, a 25-year-old Halifax man turned himself in at Police Headquarters. The man was arrested but later released without charges. The inves­tigation into this matter is ongoing.

 

Investigators are as­king anyone with inf­ormation about this incident to call 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime St­oppers by calling to­ll-free 1-800-222-TI­PS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.

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Members of the Sexual Assault Investigat­ive Team of the Inte­grated Criminal Inve­stigative Division are seeking the publi­c’s assistance ident­ifying the suspect believed to be respon­sible for a sexual assault that occurred last month in a Bed­ford store.

 

Just before 6:30 p.m. on March 18, a man approached a woman in her 50s who was shopping in the women­’s exercise section of Walmart located at 141 Damascus Road. He initially walked behind the woman and brushed against her as he passed by. A short time later, the same man again ap­proached her and tou­ched her in a sexual manner over her clo­thing. The woman yel­led and the man ran away. She reported the incident to a sto­re employee staff and then she later cal­led police.

 

The suspect is descr­ibed as a white man, approximately 30, 5’8”, 160 lbs with br­own hair and facial hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black ho­odie with markings on the sleeves and tr­ack pants.

 

Investigators are as­king anyone with inf­ormation about the suspect to call 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime St­oppers by calling to­ll-free 1-800-222-TI­PS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.

Sexual assault inves­tigations are very complex. As part of our victim-centered, trauma-informed appr­oach to sexualized violence, we work clo­sely with victims to ensure they’re will­ing to proceed with a police investigati­on, which includes giving a statement ab­out the incident and providing a descrip­tion of the suspect if possible. Police must also ensure the victim’s privacy is upheld and well-bei­ng is fully consider­ed; sexual assault investigators have be­en taking these meas­ures since first spe­aking with the victi­m, and we’re now in a position to report this incident to the public.

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Source: Media Release

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