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Victoria police investigating two sexual assaults

Victoria police are investigating two sexual assaults they believe might be related. The first happened Dec. 4 at 9:15 p.m. when a woman was slapped on her buttocks by a man after getting off a bus near Burnside Road and Carroll Street.
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Victoria police are investigating two sexual assaults in which women were grabbed by strangers.

Victoria police are investigating two sexual assaults they believe might be related.

The first happened Dec. 4 at 9:15 p.m. when a woman was slapped on her buttocks by a man after getting off a bus near Burnside Road and Carroll Street.

The man is described as white and five-foot-six with a slim build.

He was wearing a brown, red and beige knitted cap with stripes, a dark top and dark pants.

About 6 p.m. on Dec. 13, a woman was grabbed by a man in the area of the Galloping Goose trail and Gorge Road East. She yelled, and the man, described as five-foot-four with a slim build, ran away.

He was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up.

Neither woman was physically injured, police said.

Police ask anyone with information on the incidents to call them at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).