Sexual assault in North Vancouver prompts warning for hikers

Feb 15 2022, 5:32 pm

Police have issued a public warning following a groping incident in a well-known North Vancouver park.

According to North Vancouver RCMP, a woman was sexually assaulted on Sunday, February 13 on the Varley Trail in Lynn Canyon Park.

The area is adjacent to some of the North Shore’s most popular trails.

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The woman was leaving the Varley Loop Trail and crossing the footbridge to Rice Lake Road around 1:30 pm. Then, a suspect grabbed her buttocks from behind.

The suspect is described as a Black or South Asian male, 25 to 30 years old, with a medium complexion. They are around 6 feet tall, 170 lb, with a thin build and “light growth moustache and chin hair.”

They were wearing large, round, silver-framed reading glasses and a black North Face hoodie with “Never stop exploring” on the front. They also had black athletic pants and grey high-top sneakers.

If you’re headed to the North Shore for some fresh air, then be aware of this suspicious male who sexually assaulted a woman in the area.

Police are asking anyone with information on the crime to reach out to Constable Dosanjh of the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.

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