Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
News

Police investigate North Burnaby sexual assault

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff Mar 02, 2016 8:32 pm

A woman walking home from a Hastings Street bus stop in Burnaby was sexually assaulted during the early morning hours of Tuesday.

According to Burnaby RCMP, just before 2 a.m., an unknown male allegedly approached the woman from behind, placed one hand over her mouth, pulled her towards the bushes, and attempted to group her.

But the woman was able to free herself from the grasp of the man by screaming and fighting him. She then ran northbound on Springer Avenue and across Francis Street.

The suspect has been described by police as Caucasian, taller than 5’8″, and medium build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark clothing, including a dark hooded jacket.

“This is the second incident of a sexual assault involving groping in this area in the last four weeks,” reads a release. “While investigators cannot say definitely if the two incidents are linked, we are asking the public to remain vigilant especially when walking alone in the late evenings in the area.”

Anyone who may have information on the identity of the suspect or witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP Investigative Support Team at 604-294-7922 or call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.


D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.