The Regina Police Service is advising the public of a sexual assault that occurred on the weekend and also requesting information from the public to assist in this investigation.
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, at about 12:56 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of Victoria Avenue and McIntyre Street for a report of a sexual assault. When police arrived, they found a 21 year-old female who’d been sexually assaulted by an unknown male. Police obtained and broadcasted a description of the suspect, but an area search was unsuccessful. Preliminary investigation indicated the victim was walking north on Albert and then east on Victoria. She passed a male walking westbound on Victoria Avenue, but then, moments later, heard footsteps behind her. A male grabbed her from behind and pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The victim was not able to break free, but her cries for help alerted three men who were nearby; they called police and then offered assistance to the victim. The suspect ran south on McIntyre Street. The suspect is described as male, about 25 years old, 5’ 7” to 5’ 10” dark complexion; short, black hair; heavy build, wearing dark, baggy jeans and a dark t-shirt with writing on the front. The victim was taken to hospital.
This incident is under investigation and police are continuing efforts to identify the suspect. Anyone who has information that could help is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Regina residents are also cautioned to be aware that this suspect is still at large and are encouraged to take lawful and appropriate measures to enhance their own safety.