Main Street assault in Melita early Sunday

On Main Street in Melita, a woman was assaulted just after mid-night.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, Melita RCMP responded to a report of a sexual assault.

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The investigation has determined that an adult female was walking near Main Street in Melita when she was approached by a male she did not know.

He grabbed the victim, threw her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her. As she was fighting with the attacker, nearby residents heard her screams and came to assist. The attacker then fled the scene on foot.

Multiple RCMP officers, including Police Dog Services, responded in an effort to locate the suspect, however, his whereabouts remain unknown.

The woman suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

The male is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 to 30-years-old, dirty blond hair that was cut short, a slim to medium build, and 5’10 to 6’ tall. He was wearing glasses, baseball cap, a white shirt and cargo shorts. He was also carrying a case of beer just prior to the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Melita RCMP at 204-522-3213 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com

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