05/03/2013 10:41 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT

Man sought in South Surrey sex assault

Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect allegedly involved in a sexual assault that took place Thursday morning in South Surrey.

At around 10:30 a.m. PT, a 20-year-old woman was leaving her home in the 16600 block of 63B Avenue when she was approached by a man who physically and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

The alleged attack took place inside the victim's home. She fought off her attacker, who then fled on foot. Police say the woman was taken by ambulance to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately six feet two inches tall with a thin build.

Police say he has long, light brown hair, a scruffy beard and brown eyes. He has a thin face with a large nose and yellow teeth, including a gold filling on the bottom left.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing light-coloured jeans, a black hoodie, a dirty red baseball cap worn on the rim, and muddy white sneakers. The suspect is said to have a large scar on his left eyebrow, say police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS.