A sexual assault near Douglas Park in Langley City may be linked to a previous abduction and assault of another Langley teen earlier this summer.
The most recent incident happened on Aug. 20 near Douglas Park, in the 20600 block of 56th Avenue, said Cpl. Holly Marks.
The victim was walking when she was attacked from behind, pushed to the ground, and threatened with a knife while her attacker told her not to scream.
After assaulting her, the man took her purse and iPod before fleeing on a bicycle, said Marks.
He wore what appeared to be swimming goggles during the attack.
The victim described the man to police, and a sketch of him showed immediate similarities to the man who abducted a 16-year-old girl from a Brookswood bus stop on June 22.
In that incident, the man ordered the girl into a car, drove her to a church parking lot in the 21200 block of 56th Avenue, and assaulted her. He released her near the Langley bus loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road.
In that incident, the man also used a knife to threaten the girl. He was driving a small, newer model silver hatchback.
After the first attack, police asked for help and more than 100 tips were called in by the public. Police from the RCMP Serious Crime Unit are still working through them.
Now police are asking the public to study both sketches and if they have any information that could help identify the attacker, they should call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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