Mounties are asking women not to walk alone in a Coquitlam park after a series of sexual assaults.
In a Monday news release, RCMP said four sexual assaults took place at Glen Park in the past two months.
The assaults, which have now been linked, all occurred when a person touched or slapped a woman and ran away. The sexual assaults happened on Dec. 16, Dec. 19, last Wednesday and on Saturday. All of the incidents took place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“If you are a woman walking alone near the 1100 block of Westwood Street, please be extra aware. Consider walking with a friend or partner,” Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said.
The suspect is described as a male with a slight build, of short or below-average height, and wearing dark clothing and a black jacket.
Anyone who sees a similar assault occur is asked to call 911 right away. Those with information on the crimes are asked to call police at 604-945-1550, quoting file no. 2020-2032.