POWELL RIVER, B.C.- The Powell River RCMP is investigating a sexual assault.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 30th on the 4300 block of Joyce Avenue.

When police arrived on scene, they found a distraught female who told them that an unknown male entered her home at around 6:00 a.m. and sexually assaulted her.

After the alleged assault, the man exited the residence on foot. The 41-year-old female was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

In a release from the Powell River RCMP, police said they couldn’t provide a description of the male suspect but are asking the public for their help in locating the suspect.

Call the Powell River RCMP at (604) 485-6255 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) with any details.

In the release, police also put out a reminder to be extra vigilant and lock their residences, particularly at night.