Burnaby RCMP are hunting for at least one suspect after three reports of sexual assault against women in the area in the past week.
The first attack took place early on Friday, September 2 at 12:50 am, when an unknown man approached a woman from behind at Mary Avenue and 16th Street.
The man pulled the woman’s pants down to the ground, before fleeing on foot when the woman turned around.
In the second attack, which came only 20 minutes later, at about 1:10 am, a man did exactly the same to another woman in the same area.
In both cases, the suspect is described as:
- medium skinned, with dark eyebrows
- aged in his late teens or early 20s
- between 5 ft 7 and 5 ft 10 tall
The suspect had a thin build, and wore a black baseball hat, black hoody, and dark jeans.
The third attack took place on Saturday, September 3 around 7:50 am in an alley on the 7400 block of Kingsway Avenue.
Again, an unknown man approached a woman from behind, but this time grabbed her buttocks. He fled when the woman turned around.
In that instance, the suspect is described as:
- light skinned with a thin build
- between 5 ft 7 and 5 ft 9 tall
The suspect was wearing a red jacket and blue jeans.
Burnaby RCMP believe all three attacks are related, and have carried out an extensive search for the suspect, including video canvassing.
Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.