Police in Abbotsford are hunting for two South Asian men, after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on Thursday evening.
The woman was walking in the area of Pauline and Homeview Streets when she noticed two men in a white pick-up truck drive past her repeatedly.
As she reached the intersection of Pauline and Laurel Streets, a passenger got out of the truck, grabbed her and pushed her into the back seat of the vehicle.
The driver then parked the truck nearby and both men sexually assaulted her, before pushing her out of the vehicle in a parking lot near the 34000 block of Gladys Avenue.
Police appeal for help
Const. Ian Macdonald said the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was severely traumatized and injured and did not report the incident until the following day.
"This is not something anyone would ever expect to occur and we can only from a distance sympathize with what she's going through and just commend her for her bravery," he said.
The police are appealing to the public for anyone to come forward who may have seen a part of what transpired or simply made note of the men driving around the area.
"No detail is too small and anything they can contribute will be helping, not just this 19-year-old but obviously with public safety in Abbotsford," said Macdonald.
The driver is described as a thin South Asian man in his late 20s who stands five feet 10 inches. He is clean-shaven, has short black hair and was wearing a dark jacket and blue T-shirt.
The passenger, also South Asian, is believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s, with a heavy build, who stands five feet 11 inches. He has short dark hair with a full beard and wore a yellow shirt, grey hoodie and tear-away track pants.
Both men are believed to speak Punjabi.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or the identity of the suspects involved, should call the Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.