14-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Vancouver after getting off bus

Nov 29 2018, 10:25 pm

Vancouver Police are asking for witnesses and dash-cam footage after a 14-year-old was pulled into a wooded area and sexually assaulted on Tuesday in East Vancouver.

According to police, the incident took place around 5 pm, when the girl got off a bus on Kingsway and walked north on Miller Street.

As she made her way through the neighbourhood, she was allegedly grabbed from behind by an unknown man and pulled into bushes in Brewers Park just off of Commercial Street. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim before running east through the park.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, with a medium build, short brown hair, brown eyes and stubble on his face. He was wearing a jacket, blue jeans and black boots.

Police are also looking for dash-cam footage from anyone who may have been driving in the area between 2:30 pm and 6 pm.

Specifically, police said they are looking for footage from anyone driving Kingsway Avenue along the south, East 22nd Avenue at the north, Welwyn Street to the west, and Victoria Drive at the east.

Anyone who may have been in the area on Tuesday afternoon and saw anything suspicious, or was in Brewers Park taking video or photographs, is asked to call detectives in VPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0602 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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