Victoria Police are searching for a suspect and potential witness following a sexual assault that took place after a teen exited a BC Transit bus last month.
According to a media release from VicPD, the victims family reported the incident to police on January 13th, but the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on December 4th 2020.
The victim told police she had exited the number 15 BC Transit bus in the 1100-block of Esquimalt Road when she was approached by a man who had followed her off the bus.
The man sexually assaulted the teen, who was able to break free and flee. She was not physically injured.
Shortly after the incident, the victim observed the suspect approach a second woman, who was able to fend him off. VicPD officers are looking to speak with this woman.
She is described as a Caucasian female with blue eyes, glasses, and grey hair. She is known to be a frequent rider of the number 15 bus.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, short in height with a wide build, between 60 and 70-years old, with a comb-over. He was wearing glasses, a blazer, and a shirt and khakis.
He was not believed to be wearing a mask.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect description or witness is asked to call the VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.