Langley RCMP issue warning after a young woman was groped outside her City apartment on Sunday

Langley RCMP issue warning after woman groped

A man in his 20s groped the young woman as she tried to enter her building in downtown Langley on Sunday.

Langley RCMP is asking the members of the public to be vigilant when walking alone, after a young woman was groped outside her downtown Langley apartment on Sunday night.

In the late evening of Dec. 11, a young woman called police to report she had been assaulted as she tried to enter her building.

A man in his mid 20s approached her from behind and groped her — she screamed and when her father heard from his patio, he gave chase, said police.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to catch the suspect. Nothing was said during the altercation, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

The suspect is described as 5’8” to 5’11” tall, in his mid 20s, light skinned, and he was wearing black shoes, black pants and a black hoodie with white lettering on the left sleeve.  He was last seen running north on 208 Street.

While there have not been any similar reports of this type recently, police are still asking the public to be vigilant when walking alone. Consider walking with a friend or family member, remove an earphone, so you can hear people and traffic around you and take note of people around you, who you feel are suspicious.

Following the last incident of this kind, police made an arrest of the alleged suspect.

On Nov. 17, Langley RCMP made a quick arrest of a 23-year-old man accused of sexually touching two different women as they tried to enter their workplace in the early morning in the Willowbrook area.

Dana Gary Sellars-Newberry, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault. He has previous convictions for committing indecent acts in public. He was released on $500 bail on Dec. 1 and is scheduled to next appear in court on Dec. 21.

Anyone with information that might assist with the Dec. 11 groping investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.