Reported sexual assault near Laurier campus

A statement was issued today on Wilfrid Laurier University’s website regarding two reported cases of sexual assault that occurred this morning near Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

The statement read, “Wilfrid Laurier University would like to alert the Laurier community to two similar sexual assaults that took place in the vicinity of the university’s Waterloo campus early Friday morning.
The first occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Hazel Street. A male approached a female from behind and inappropriately grabbed her, then fled the area.
The second incident occurred at 2 a.m. on Lester Street. A male accosted two females, grabbing both inappropriately from behind before running down Lester Street toward University Avenue.
The male in both incidents is described as being in his early 20s, brown skin, 5’10” in height, with short brown hair and wearing baggy clothing.”

A similar statement, issued by the Waterloo Regional Police Service, assured that none of the females involved were physically injured.

This information was also released through Laurier’s SAFEHawk app.

Both the Waterloo Regional Police Service and Special Constables Service urge any members of the community to come forward if they have any information regarding this assault.

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