Male suspect assaults 78-year-old female pedestrian in South Surrey

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      An investigation has been launched into an assault upon an elderly woman by a male suspect in South Surrey.

      Today (June 14), Surrey RCMP stated that around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, they received a report of an assault that took place one hour prior in the 14700 block of 17th Avenue.

      A 78-year-old woman said that she had been walking west with her husband on 17th Avenue when they passed an unknown male heading east.

      The male yelled at the female victim and hit her in the face with an unknown object.

      The male suspect continued on along 17th Avenue toward 148th Street.

      The female victim was taken to hospital non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

      The suspect is described as a white male who is middle-aged and about 178 centimetres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall. He has dark hair, a longer upper body, and shorter bowed legs. At the time of the assault, he was wearing dark clothing and jeans.

      Anyone with information about this incident or with footage around that time is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.