UPDATED at 11:55 am Saturday: Antoine Naskathey has been arrested on SkyTrain in Burnaby, thanks to the keen eye of a member of the public.
Local law enforcement officials are warning residents in Metro Vancouver of a high-risk sex offender who is on the run. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Antoine Naskathey is a second-time federal offender currently on a six-year, long-term supervision order for a sexual assault, according to Vancouver Police.
He was convicted for breaking into homes and sexually assaulting female residents between 2001 and 2009. And overall, he has more than 50 convictions since 1994, mainly for break-and-enter, theft, and property-related crimes.
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. Police do not know his whereabouts.
Police say Antoine is a ‘gender variant’ and sometimes identifies himself as female. He is described as Aboriginal, 5’10” tall, weighs 161 lbs, and has long brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, with a white stripe down the back, and blue jeans.
Anyone who knows Naskathey’s location or has seen him is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.