Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near a Saanich park early Saturday.

According to a release from Saanich Police, the attack happened on Saturday, December 15, around 1:00 am, near Rudd Park.

Police say the woman was accosted by an unknown man and she was able to scare him off.

The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’8 in height and riding a black bike.

The Saanich Police Department is urging the public to be aware of their surroundings and to stay safe.

Around the same time Saturday, VicPD were also dealing with a similar situation in Esquimalt.

In that incident, an unknown man enter a suite in the 800-block of Ellery Street.

Armed with a weapon, the suspect sexually assaulted a woman living in the apartment before she was able to escape and call police.

No suspect has been arrested in that case.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect in the Saanich incident is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.