Vancouver Police are hunting for a suspect, after a man groped a 12-year-old girl in the West End on Friday night.
The assault happened around 9 pm after three young girls left a local community centre and walked past the 7-Eleven store at Denman and Comox streets.
Outside the store, they noticed a man staring at them and whispering to another man; the girls then continued west to Chilco Street.
The man then ran up and sexually assaulted one of the girls, groping her, before running away along along Pendrell Street and north on Guilford.
The girl was extremely shaken up and upset by the attack, and police were unable to find a suspect despite searching the area.
The suspect is described as:
- white with a light complexion
- between 5 ft 8 and 5 ft 10 tall
- having some facial hair
- wearing grey clothes and dark hat
- carrying a black backpack
Police are conducting a thorough canvass for any video that may have captured images that will help identify the man who attacked the girl.
If you have any information regarding the attack, please contact the VPD on (604) 717-3321, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477 or at solvecrime.ca