RCMP search for UBC sex attacker 0
University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, B.C.,Wednesday August 14, 2013. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
Mounties at the University of B.C. campus are searching for a man believed to be involved in a sex assault over the weekend.
Around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old woman was walking by herself on Biological Sciences Road when she was grabbed from behind.
The suspect picked the woman up by the waist with one arm and tried to carry her into a garden while groping her with his free hand.
After a brief struggle, the woman broke free and the man fled after she started to scream.
RCMP described the attacker as about 5-foot-8 with olive skin and a thin build. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark pants.
Mounties called the incident isolated and the victim didn’t require medical attention.
Sgt. Drew Grainger said the incident was the first at UBC since spring.