The Victoria Police Department is asking the public for help in relation to two sexual assaults that may be connected.
On Dec. 4 at 9:15 p.m., police were called to the area near Burnside Road and Carrol Street after a woman got off a bus and an unknown man ran up behind her, slapped her buttocks and fled.
The man was described as Caucasian, five feet, six inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a beige knitted cap with stripes, a dark top and dark pants.
On Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., police were called to the Galloping Goose Trail near Gorge Road East when a woman reported a man had grabbed her. The woman yelled at the man who ran away.
The man was described as five feet, four inches tall with a slim build wearing a black hoody with the hood up.
Neither victim was hurt.
Anyone with information on these incidents can call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, or call anonymously to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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