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RCMP looking for suspect after woman groped in Langley

(Courtesy RCMP)

RCMP say a man approached a woman from behind and grabbed her chest in Aldergrove

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – Mounties are hoping you can help them find a man who groped a woman in Aldergrove Thursday morning.

RCMP say the woman was walking her dog on 32nd Avenue near 268th Street at around 7:40 a.m. when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her chest before running away.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early to mid-30s with an average build. He’s believed to be about 5’10” to 5’11” tall. He was wearing jeans and a black coat that went down to his knees. The hood of his coat was up and it had fur around the edge. He was wearing a black and grey backpack.

Investigators add the suspect apparently “smelled of body odour.”

Mounties are reminding people to be careful and aware of their surroundings.

“If you are walking alone, be cautious of wearing earbuds and listening to music. Keep your cell phone away in a pocket, bag or jacket. You want to make yourself as unappealing to all criminals as you can. If you do see something, or someone, suspicious call the police and get to an area that is populated with people and well lit,” Cpl. Craig van Herk said.

If you have any information about the incident in Aldergrove, you’re asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.