Halifax Regional Police is investigating a sexual assault that occurred last week on a Halifax Transit bus.
Yesterday afternoon, police received a report that sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. on February 25, a male passenger on a Halifax Transit bus sexually assaulted a female passenger while she slept. The victim awoke to find the suspect touching her in a sexual manner over her clothing.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’8” with a slim build, a tattoo of what appeared to be a name on the left side of his neck and three ear piercings in his left ear. He was wearing a green wind breaker, blue jeans and tan work boots. The suspect got off the route 4 bus (which was headed towards the Lacewood terminal) on Joseph Howe Drive and his direction of travel is not known.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.