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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.

See also: 17-year-old girl sexually assaulted aboard BC Transit bus in Victoria

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.

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