Woman sexually assaulted on Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail

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      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.