Peel police are warning the public to be aware of their surroundings after a sexual assault in Brampton.
Police say around 10 pm last night a 19 year old woman was walking in the area of McLaughlin Road and Kingknoll Drive.
An unknown man approached her from behind and produced a weapon. He grabbed the victim and pulled her into a nearby parking lot where he attempted to sexually assault her before she broke free and fled the area.
The suspect is described as a male, dark skinned, with no accent. He was wearing a black sweater with a hood.
Police are asking the public to always be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious persons or activity. If possible, walk with a partner and avoid unpopulated areas. Ensure that others are aware of your route and expected time of arrival. Have a cell phone readily accessible in case of an emergency.
Investigators are asking anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact police or Crime Stoppers.