On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Durham Regional Police were called after a female was attacked while she was walking southbound on a path near Ritson Road South and Valley Drive in Oshawa when she was approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect grabbed the female and threw her to the ground, and touched her inappropriately. The victim fought him off and yelled for help. The suspect fled on foot, and the woman suffered minor injuries
The suspect is described as a male, 5’8 to 5’11” tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a grey hooded sweater, grey track pants with a black stripe, and black shoes. He also had a blue surgical mask on his face.
Durham Regional Police Service is asking anyone walking or running alone in the parks to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings. If you encounter any suspicious persons or activities, report it to the police.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Det. Briese of the Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5323.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.