Burnaby RCMP are seeking the public's help after a woman was sexually assaulted around 12:40 p.m. Thursday (February 18) on Burnaby Mountain.
"We want the public to know that this is a priority for Burnaby RCMP and all available resources including specialized units are being utilized in this investigation," Cpl. Daniela Panesar said in a news release. "We want to caution the public that if at all possible to walk in pairs or in a group especially in the area around the Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail."
The victim was taken to hospital.
The Mounties describe the suspect as a 5'7" balding white male between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing a black jacket, black Adidas runners, a grey hoodie, black gloves, and grey sweat pants with muddy cuffs.
After the attack, he ran toward Lougheed Mall.
Earlier this month, the Mounties issued a warning after another attack on Springer Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on January 29.
In that instance, the attacker was described as 5'6" and wearing a black hoodie and black track pants.
On January 22, there was an early-morning attack on a woman as she was getting into her car near the corner of Windermere Street and East 7th Avenue in East Vancouver.