Woman sexually assaulted in break and enter

A woman was sexually assaulted when a man broke into her Ibex Valley home early Tuesday morning. The 51-year-old woman was alone at the residence.

A woman was sexually assaulted when a man broke into her Ibex Valley home early Tuesday morning.

The 51-year-old woman was alone at the residence.

A man, believed to be in his early 20s, broke into the home, but Whitehorse RCMP can’t say whether anything was stolen.

The suspect was slim, wearing dark clothing and possibly Caucasian.

He had his face and head covered.

Around 4 a.m. the suspect fled and the woman placed a call to the RCMP reporting the break-and-enter and assault.

She was then taken to Whitehorse General Hospital for treatment.

This is the second sexual assault in the Whitehorse area in the last month.

Another woman was assaulted while taking a shortcut down a trail in Riverdale subdivision on September 30.

Police can’t say whether the two incidents are related.

“The circumstances are different in both cases,” said RCMP Cpl. Glenn Ramsay.

“But we’re actively investigating all possibilities.” (CO)

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