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Cyclist sexually assaults 4 women around Vancouver seawall

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Jenni Sheppard Aug 17, 2017 7:37 am 7,666

Vancouver Police are hunting for a cyclist who sexually assaulted four women either on or near the seawall since Friday.

According to a release, the first three attacks were reported on the evening of Friday, August 11, between 9 and 9:45 pm, along the seawall in the Yaletown and Granville Island areas.

All three women had been groped by a man on a bike, as he rode by without stopping, say police. The cyclist knocked one woman to the ground during the assault.

Police say the cyclist then sexually assaulted a fourth woman near Cornwall Avenue and Cypress Street in the Kitsilano early on Sunday, August 13, at half past midnight.

The cyclist rode away northbound in the bike lane, according to the release.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s to early 30s, standing 5’9″ tall, with a slim build.

Police say he has darker skin with black hair in a short buzz-cut, and was riding a dark-coloured bike.

During one attack, he was described as wearing khaki shorts, a horizontally-striped tank top, and carrying a messenger bag.

In another attack, he was described as wearing dark clothing, including a black t-shirt, and carrying a backpack.

Police say he has also been described as wearing a light blue basketball-style tank top with long basketball-style shorts.

“Investigators strongly believe that there is at least one other woman who was groped and has yet to come forward,” said the release.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to call VPD at 604-717-0603, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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