Date: September 16, 2021
Date: September 21, 2021
Over the weekend, Saanich Police officers located and arrested the suspect on this file, a 43-year-old Saanich man. He was later released with conditions and a court date for later this year. This incident is still under investigation.
ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:
The Saanich Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on a public transit bus on Friday, September 10, 2021.
The incident took place on route 39 BC Transit Bus which left the University of Victoria exchange at approximately 1:40 p.m. During transit, the suspect approached the woman and committed a sexual assault. Both got off the bus at the Royal Oak Exchange shortly after 2:00 p.m., where she was followed briefly by the suspect before he disappeared. She was not physically injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a Black man, 20-30 years old, medium build, 5’8” to 5’11” tall, wearing a black skater-style hat, a long-sleeved shirt, black pants, and a dark coloured backpack. A photo has been provided with this release.
If you recognize this person, were a witness to this incident, or have information to provide, please contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321. You can also report anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer