Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and robbed on Saturday evening in Dartmouth.
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The victim was walking near Alderney Drive and Wyse Road near the edge of the Dartmouth Common when police say she was sexually assaulted and had her purse stolen.
Police described the suspect as a black male in his 20s with a small tattoo under one eye, wearing a baseball cap, bandana and a dark tank top.
Staff Sgt. Bill Morris says the suspect fled through the Dartmouth Common after the attack. A dog team conducted a search around the park, where the victim’s purse and cell phone were found.
“It looks like an unprovoked attack by an unknown person,” said Morris. “We’re putting it out to females in the area to be a little extra cautious.”
The victim was taken to the Dartmouth General Hospital were she was examined and released. She did not sustain any injuries.
The incident is being investigated by the integrated Major Crime Section.