Twenty hours after the Vancouver Police Department issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest, high-risk sex offender Antoine Naskathey has been apprehended. He remains in the custody of police.
The 36-year-old man was arrested on SkyTrain in Burnaby with the help of a member of the public, according to a media release late this morning by police.
“Thanks to the keen eye of a member of the public, Antoine was spotted on a SkyTrain in Burnaby and arrested a short time later without incident,” reads the release.
Naskathey was living in a halfway house in Vancouver on a temporary basis and was slated to be transferred to a residence in Saskatchewan. However, on Wednesday, he missed his flight from Vancouver to Regina.
He is a second-time federal offender currently on a six-year, long-term supervision order for a sexual assault, according to Vancouver Police.
Between 2001 and 2009, Naskathey was convicted for breaking into homes and sexually assaulting female residents. And overall, he has more than 50 convictions since 1994, mainly for break-and-enter, theft, and property-related crimes.