RCMP at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are alerting students and residents about an alleged voyeurism incident that took place yesterday.
According to police, officers were called to a residence in the Lower Mall after a woman, who was showering in a woman’s only washroom, had a man speak to her from another stall.
A second woman walked into the washroom and saw the man, who was allegedly naked and masturbating.
Police said that before they were called, several additional witnesses spoke to the man, who then dressed and fled on foot toward the Lower Mall.
Despite extensive patrols, the man was not located.
“Anytime a crime is happening, 9-1-1 should be the first call you make,” said University RCMP Staff Sgt. Chuck Lam. “Time is of utmost importance in any investigation, but more especially one that is in progress.”
Police said the man is described as a South Asian or Middle Eastern man, standing 5’7″ tall, with an average build, curly hair, dark on the sides and lighter on top, and between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing a light-coloured hoodie or sweatshirt and grey sweatpants at the time of the incident. He had a small diamond/crystal earring as well.
If you have information about this incident, or can identify this man, you are asked to contact the University RCMP at 604-224-1322.