Officers assigned to the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating two separate sexual offences – an indecent act and a sexual assault – that occurred last night in Halifax.
At approximately 10 p.m., police received a report that a man approached a woman who was walking on South Park Street near Morris Street and exposed himself. The victim kept walking and made it home safely where she called police. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect who is described as a white man in his twenties, wearing a grey hoodie at the time of the incident.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., police received a report that a man, who was walking behind a woman in the 5000 block of Tobin Street, reached out and touched her in a sexual manner over her clothing. Officers responded quickly to the scene but were unable to locate the suspect who is described as a white man in his twenties, 5’8” and was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie and pants.
Investigators are exploring whether these two incidents and a similar incident that took place last week may be connected. Last week’s incident, which we reported on September 2, involved a man touching two women in a sexual manner over their clothing at 11:15 p.m. on September 1 on Lucknow Street. The suspect in that file is described as a white man, 25-32 years of age, 5’6” with a medium build and wearing a dark-coloured hoodie and a baseball cap.
Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents 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.