Another groping incident has been reported in Calgary; This one in the northwest community of Beddington.
A woman was walking by a parking lot around Beddington Blvd. at 5 a.m. Thursday when a man got out of his white car, made crude comments and gestures toward her and then grabbed her and dropped his pants.
The victim ran into a building and called police.
The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20′s, about 5’8″, with dirty blond hair and a slim build.
Police say there are a number of businesses in the area and they hope to retrieve video surveillance from one of them in hopes of releasing a photo of the offender.
The groping is just the latest in a string of disturbing incidents.
Earlier this week in another part of the city, a woman was grabbed by a man riding his bike with no pants on.
But, Staff Sergeant Gord Nyhus says during the summer months it’s not uncommon to see this many reports of sexual-related incidents and says they are not on the rise.
“With the warm weather more people [are] outside, out in the general public; these things happen this time of the year. Not that it’s accepted or anything like that but, the fact is that we are not seeing a rise or a spike. This is our normal occurrence for this time of year,” he says.
Nyhus adds the victim did exactly the right thing by running away and phoning police right away.
Sexual assault not on the rise in Calgary; police say