Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect responsible for a serious assault early Saturday at a bus shelter along the Rapid Transit system.
The Winnipeg Police Service says in a release that they were called just after midnight on November 5, 2022, for a report of a female victim who had been sexually assaulted. The alleged assault took place at a stop on the Winnipeg Southwest Rapid Transitway at Chancellor Drive/Pembina Highway.
Police say that officers from the West District attended the Victoria General Hospital and met with the victim who sustained several lacerations and injuries to the upper body.
It was learned the victim was sitting inside the bus shelter when a male approached her, yielding a knife. The male directed her to undress and threatened to harm her if she did not comply with his direction. The victim was then physically and sexually assaulted.
Police say that an arriving Transit bus interrupted the assault, and the suspect fled southbound with some of the victim’s property.
The suspect is described as:
- Indigenous, approximately 30 years, 5’6” to 5’8”, thin build and shorter black hair
- wearing: white short sleeve t-shirt and dark-coloured joggers
- knife described as a larger kitchen knife with a grey/black handle
The Sex Crimes Unit has assumed the investigation and requests public assistance with any information regarding the incident.
Anyone who may have been in the area or observed anyone matching the suspect’s description is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 204-986-6245 or Crimestoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).