Vancouver police arrest East Vancouver sexual assault suspect

May 27 2019, 9:34 pm

Vancouver police have arrested a 59-year-old Vancouver man in connection to a violent assault that took place last Thursday in East Vancouver.

According to VPD the suspect was arrested without incident on Monday, May 27.

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The VPD says the woman, in her 20s, was followed home from a bus stop near East 41st Avenue and Earles Street around noon on May 23 and attacked and sexually assaulted in her home by an unknown man.

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.

Police issued a public warning about the attack on Friday and released images of the suspect on Saturday.

“Our detectives have been working tirelessly on this investigation. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping identify the suspect,” said VPD’s Sgt. Jason Robillard, in a release.

The VPD will be recommending several charges to Crown Counsel related to aggravated sexual assault.