Woman allegedly sexually assaulted inside a Vancouver SkyTrain station

Sex assault suspect hunted

A woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted inside of a Vancouver SkyTrain station over the weekend.

The Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a woman inside of 29th Ave SkyTrain Station on Saturday (Nov. 27) just after midnight, explains a news release.

The woman was walking down the stairs when an individual asked her for the time. As the suspect approached the woman, they allegedly "blocked her path multiple times and tried to engage in conversation" and then wrapped their arms around her "groped her and forced her to the ground." However, the victim "courageously fought back and pushed the suspect away."

The suspect also allegedly shoved the victim down a set of stairs and grabbed her phone. After this, the victim punched the suspect, yelled for help, and retrieved her phone.

The suspect is described as medium/olive-skinned, in their early 20s, and standing 5’9″ tall with a medium build. They have short/medium-length black hair with a red tint. T wearing a black jacket with large white lettering down the back, black pants, black shoes with a yellow sole and black nail polish.

“Reducing sexual assaults is an operational priority for Metro Vancouver Transit Police. Every report is taken seriously and investigated fully," said Cst. Mike Yake. "A predatory attack like this is very concerning. We are using every means available, including the media, to identify this suspect quickly. The public has helped us solve crimes in the past, and we are confident that will be the case here as well.”

Metro Vancouver Transit Police would like to speak to anyone with information about the identity of this suspect or who witnessed this incident. Contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604.516.7419 or text us at 87.77.77 and refer to file 2021-22885.

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