Transit Police hope to identify SkyTrain sexual assault suspect

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TransLink’s Transit Police are hoping to identify a man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted three women on the SkyTrain on the long weekend.

At approximately 11:30 am, Saturday, August 31, 2013, the alleged suspect boarded SkyTrain number 139 at the Edmonds Station in Burnaby. He moved behind a woman and began touching her inappropriately, only to have his victim move away.

He was then seen to approach at least two other women and also rub and touch them in a sexual manner. A witness was able to take the attached photographs of the alleged suspect who was last seen still on the train heading towards downtown Vancouver.

The man is described as possibly an Hispanic male, 25 to 40 years, 5’5” to 5’8” tall, short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt with a grey emblem and an unknown word on the front, black shorts, sunglasses and Walkman style earphones.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of this person is asked to call T-Police at 604-515-8300 or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

In addition, only the first victim identified herself to the police. Transit Police would very much like to speak to the second and third victims to obtain their statements, and ask them also to call 604-515-8300.

Passengers on Metro Vancouver transit system have the right to travel without being inappropriately touched. Transit Police treat these kinds of incidents as a top priority and urge all victims and witnesses to come forward and file reports or provide information.

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