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Police investigate groping incidents in downtown Vancouver

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Daily Hive Staff Jun 01, 2016 12:18 am

Vancouver Police are investigating a series of sexual assaults that happened in downtown Vancouver early Tuesday evening.

According to police, a report was made to 9-1-1 at approximately 5 p.m. after a man was seen on Davie Street, between Granville and Burrard streets, groping a number of women.

The man has been described as Aboriginal, in his 30s, 5’6″ tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes, and a small scar on his right cheek. At the time of the incident, he was seen wearing a black winter coat, light blue jeans, and white running shoes.

Shortly after, a man matching this description was arrested by police nearby, however, the women who were the victims of the sexual assaults could not be found.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-2634 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.


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