Members of the Sexual Assault Investigative Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division interviewed a man in relation to a sexual assault that occurred last month in a Bedford store.
Just before 6:30 p.m. on March 18, a man approached a woman in her 50s who was shopping in the women’s exercise section of Walmart located at 141 Damascus Road. He initially walked behind the woman and brushed against her as he passed by. A short time later, the same man again approached her and touched her in a sexual manner over her clothing. The woman yelled and the man ran away. She reported the incident to a store employee and then she later called police.
At 1:45 p.m. on April 19, a 25-year-old Halifax man turned himself in at Police Headquarters. The man was arrested but later released without charges. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 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.