Surveillance photos show a man suspected in a case of physical assault of a woman in the parking lot in West Shore Town Centre on Sept. 20.

Surveillance photos show a man suspected in a case of physical assault of a woman in the parking lot in West Shore Town Centre on Sept. 20.

RCMP seek suspect in groping incident in West Shore Town Centre parking lot

Woman in her 70s assaulted by stranger as she sat in her vehicle at Langford shopping centre

The West Shore RCMP is requesting the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s breast in Langford.

The woman, who is in her early 70s, was parked in her vehicle at West Shore Town Centre at around 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 20. She reported that a stranger approached her vehicle and reached through the window, grabbing her and attempting to engage in conversation. Unsuccessful, the suspect fled the area.

The man is described as being roughly 65 years of age, approximately 5-5 to 5-7 in height with a slim build, light brown skin, grey hair with a moustache and a goatee. The man worse glasses, a dark ball cap and dark clothes. He also had rotten teeth with one upper tooth missing.

“Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have knowledge of the suspect,” said West Shore RCMP Const. Alex Bérubé in a release. “We also encourage anyone to report these types of incidents right away to allow police to look for any suspect immediately.”

The local detachment can be contacted at 250-474-2264 or through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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