Saanich Police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman in the Gordon Head area on Saturday.
The woman was reportedly walking on a side street near Shelbourne and Feltham at around 9:30pm when a man ran up behind her, putting her in a bear hug while grabbing her breasts.
The incident only lasted a few seconds before the suspect ran away. The woman wasn’t physically hurt.
“According to the recently released Crime Severity Index, Saanich is one of the safest places in Canada,” said A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie in a news release. “No matter where you live we encourage people to be aware of their surroundings, carry a cell phone with them and travel in well-lit areas when they can.”
Police said the woman was only able to provide a limited description of the man. He is described as possibly Asian, approximately 5’3″ tall, and had dark hair with golden tips, which had a golden brown appearance.
According to police, the suspect was wearing a dark jacket and carrying a black backpack.