Vancouver Police Issue Warning After Recent Attacks on Women along Cambie Street

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The Vancouver Police are warning the public after three recent attacks on women on the Cambie Street corridor.

The first incident took place on September 2nd, 2013, around 3:30 a.m. A 24 year old woman was walking alone in the area of West 18th Avenue and Cambie Street when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man.

The next incident happened September 5th, about 1:00 a.m., when a 23 year old woman walking alone near the intersection of Cambie Street and West 29th Avenue was also grabbed from behind.

The most recent incident happened on September 8th at 1:00 a.m., when a 19 year old woman walking near Cambie Street and West 55th Avenue was knocked to the ground from behind.

In all three incidents, the women screamed, fought back and the attacker ran away. They described him as white, and of average height and build.

Anyone who has information about these attacks is asked to call the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at (604) 717-0604 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

Personal Safety Tips

  • be aware of your surroundings – the use of earphones make it hard to be fully aware of an attacker approaching
  • stay alert and walk with a sense of purpose
  • walk with a friend, use well-lit streets, stay to the middle of the sidewalk and avoid alleyways

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