Woman assaulted while stopped on North Saanich road

A woman was assaulted while driving home on Graham Street in North Saanich.

A woman was assaulted while driving home on Graham Street in North Saanich.

The 46-year-old woman, who lives in the area, was travelling alone in her vehicle at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 14 and had stopped for a small tree that was across the road.

The woman got out of her car to move the tree to the side, and was assaulted from behind by a man.

The man then fled the scene. Police immediately attended with the assistance of a canine unit, but couldn’t find the suspect.

At this time, the assault does not appear to be sexually motivated, nor associated to robbery as nothing was stolen or demanded.

The investigation is still ongoing and police can not yet determine if this was a random or targeted assault. The victim was treated for minor injuries at hospital and later released.

Police are asking people travelling alone to be vigilant of their surroundings and to be careful if similar circumstances arise.

Anyone with any information on this crime is urged to contact Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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