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Girl, 12, Attacked Walking to School: Police

January 21, 2015 11:02 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 12-year-old girl is recovering after Winnipeg police say she was  attacked while walking to school on January 16.

The girl was in the area Lincoln Avenue and Worth Street at around 9:30 a.m. when police say an unknown man called out to her as she passed the back lane of Lincoln Avenue.

Police say the victim was grabbed from behind and pulled into the lane where she was physically assaulted. Her screams eventually scared off the suspect — who was armed with a weapon — and he took off eastbound down the lane.

Police responded to the scene, but the man couldn’t be located.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, between 30 and 40 years of age, 6′ tall with a skinny build, short dark hair and a deep voice. He was wearing black baggy sweat pants, black zip-up hooded sweater and a black ski mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (204) 986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).