Investigation into sexual assault continuesWednesday, September 25, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
On Tuesday the 24th of September just before 2 pm the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service attended in the area of Patrick Street after receiving a report of a sexual assault.
The investigation to date indicates that a lone male attended and knocked at the door of a residence in this area. When the lone adult female opened the door the male forced his way in and assaulted the victim.
The male suspect is described as being Caucasian, in his mid 40’s with a medium build. He had medium length dark hair and had scruffy unshaven gray facial hair. At the time he was wearing a green t-shirt.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has directed all appropriate resources to what appears at this time to be a random assault.
Anyone with any information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 705-949-6300.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service strongly encourages all home owners to be extra diligent and cautious when answering their doors to unknown callers.
The following are some safety tips that can help keep you safe.
If you have a screen door, you can lock it and talk to person through the screen door. If you don’t have a screen door you can still talk through the closed door. It’s not impolite; it’s safer.
Do not let people you don’t know into your residence. If someone attends at your home and asks to use the phone don’t let them in. Offer to make the call for them.
If someone knocks on your door and asks for a person who does not live there, do not provide them with any of your information. It may be legitimate but it could also be a potential thief looking to see if anyone was home.
And if you see someone suspicious in the neighbourhood don’t hesitate to contact the police.
For more crime prevention tips visit our website at www.sssmps.org