Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding and identifying a suspect who allegedly groped a 7-year-old girl on the SkyTrain, after making “lewd sexual remarks” at her, recently.
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In a release issued today, police said the incident took place at approximately 7:05 pm, on Saturday, February 2.
The girl and her mother boarded the SkyTrain at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station, and sat down across the aisle from the suspect.
Police said that during the commute, the suspect directed his attention toward the young girl, “trying to attract her attention.”
He then allegedly made several comments to the girl that were “extremely vulgar and sexual in nature,” which included “explicitly detailing sexual acts” he wanted to engage in with the girl.
Following the remarks, the suspect made “several attempts” to touch the girl, “at one point allegedly touching the girl’s buttocks, causing her mother to protectively pull her daughter onto her lap,” police said.
The suspect left the train at Production Way SkyTrain Station, after a bystander who had heard him making the remarks confronted him.
Transit Police said they received an SMS text report from another passenger regarding the incident and met the train at Lougheed SkyTrain Station.
The suspect male is described as a Caucasian male, 50 to 60 years old, 6’0″ tall, with grey curly/wavy hair.
He was wearing a grey sweater with white stripes on the sleeves, a black baseball cap, grey pants, black shoes and was carrying black Nike duffle bag at the time of the incident.
Transit Police said they “are very concerned” by the incident and are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect – or anyone who witnessed this incident – to contact them at (604) 516-7419 or text them at 87-77-77.
Police also released a video of the suspect entering Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station, before the incident took place.