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Police investigate assault on teenager in Victoria Hill

New Westminster police are investigating an assault that occurred Wednesday near Ross Drive and Royal Avenue.

At around 4 p.m., a teenaged female was walking in the Victoria Hill area when she was assaulted by an unknown male. The victim reported that as she walked along the sidewalk the suspect approached her, grabbed the sweater that was around her waist and tried to pull her away from the sidewalk.

The victim responded by swinging her shopping bag and striking the male in the face. The suspect released his grip and the victim ran from the area. The direction in which the suspect fled is unknown.

The victim called the police at 4:25 p.m. Officers searched the area of the assault and went to the victim's home.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35 years old, 5-foot-2, 140 pounds, clean shaven with short hair, and wearing a blue baseball cap and black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. R. Boyd at 604-525-5411.

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