Updated: Police investigating sexual assault

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Police are searching for three men and an older model Toyota car, possibly tan in colour, after a woman was sexually assaulted early Sunday morning.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say the crime was reported when a distraught woman arrived at a local hotel at 1:07 a.m., crying and saying she had been sexually assaulted.

Police say the woman had met three men at a local pub and at closing time had left with them in their vehicle.

"While in the backseat of the vehicle, the female was sexually assaulted by one of the males and sexually touched by another one," Cpl. Greg Pask said in an email to media.

RCMP investigators are now attempting to determine who the men are, and find the vehicle involved.

Police were provided with descriptions of the three suspects. The first is described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s with an athletic build, short blonde hair, wearing a white baseball cap, a white button-up dress shirt and light blue jeans. The second is a Caucasian man in his late 20s with an athletic build, short blonde hair, a short mustache with soulpatch, blue eyes, wearing a grey sweatshirt with tan khaki pants. The third is a Caucasian male with brown hair, wearing a blue T-shirt.

"Videos from local businesses are also being examined to identify the males involved," Pask added.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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