Burnaby RCMP says another woman was sexually assaulted on Springer Avenue

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      Mounties in Burnaby have issued a news release about another sexual assault.

      A woman fought back against a man who tied to pull her into the bushes around 1:55 a.m. on Tuesday (March 1) on Springer Aveue between Georgia and Francis streets.

      She fought him off and the man fled.

      The attack occurred as she was returning home from a bus stop on Hastings Street.

      The suspect is described as a white male of medium build and taller than 5'8". He was wearing a dark hooded jacket.

      Last month, the Mounties warned the public after another attack on a woman on Springer Avenue on January 29. In that instance, the man fled eastbound on Broadway.

      "This is the second incident of a sexual assault involving groping in this area in the last four weeks," the RCMP stated this week. "While investigators cannot say definitely if the two incidents are linked, we are asking the public to remain vigilant especially when walking alone in the late evenings in the area."

      The RCMP also issued a news release last month following a sexual assault in broad daylight on Burnaby Mountain on February 18. A woman was sent to hospital after being attacked on one of the trails.