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VPD seek man who allegedly followed woman home from bus stop and sexually assaulted her

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Eric Zimmer May 24, 2019 12:38 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman in an East Vancouver home on Thursday morning.

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According to police, the incident began around 11:30 am, when the woman was sitting by herself at a bus stop on 41st Avenue near Earles Street.

A man approached her “and struck up a conversation,” before the woman realized she had forgotten something at home, and left the bus stop to go get it, police said.

“Investigators believe the man followed her south on Earles Street from the bus stop, walking with her to her residence, where he attacked and sexually assaulted her inside,” police said.

The suspect eventually left and the woman was able to call police.

Police said the suspect is described as Asian, about 40-years-old, with short black hair, and an “average” build. He was wearing sunglasses, a white tank top, black shorts, and sandals at the time of the incident.

The VPD said that detectives from its sex crimes unit are now investigating the incident and want to speak with witnesses, or anyone who might have dashcam video from the area, at the time of the occurence.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 604-717-0604.

Alternately, those who would like to leave an anonymous tip can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at  1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online.

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