The RCMP are investigating an indecent act and assault that occurred in Courtenay last week.

Constable Rob Gardner says the incident happened on February 18th at around 1:00 PM near 26th Street and Willemar. Gardner says a man exposed himself to a woman and when she started to walk away – the man went up to her and pressed himself against her back.

Gardner notes that the female was able to get away and the suspect got back into the van and was last seen driving north on Willemar.

Gardner adds that the suspect was driving a black panel van, is described as 40 to 45-years-old with a darker skin complexion and approximately 300 pounds. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and dark blue jeans.

Gardner says anyone with further information should contact the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).