Vancouver police warn public of man committing indecent acts in Mount Pleasant

Jul 19 2018, 6:21 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating a series of indecent acts that took place in Mount Pleasant.

According to VPD, all offences occurred between midnight and 1 am near Main Street or East 15 Avenue, or one block away on Quebec Street. The suspect is believed to live in the Mount Pleasant area.

In all incidents, the suspect chose ground-floor building windows with a clear view of a woman inside. He used a flashlight or cell phone light while he exposed himself and committed an indecent act.

“We are asking residents in Mount Pleasant to take safety precautions and be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour. If you are outdoors after midnight, always carry a cell phone and walk with a group or at least one other person,” said VPD Sgt. Jason Robillard, in a release.  “Consider closing your blinds at night and call 9-1-1 if you see suspicious behavior.”

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s, 5’8″ tall, with a medium to heavy build. He has light-coloured hair on his legs. In each incident, the suspect was wearing either a hat or hoodie, pants or shorts, and a jacket or sweatshirt.

The first incident took place just after 1 am on May 19 near Main Street and East 15 Avenue.

Just two hours after, a male with a similar appearance as the police description was seen facing a ground floor window near Night Street and Kingsway, exposing himself and committing an indecent act. Police say this incident may also be related to the other reports.

On June 19 another two instances were reported to police. The first took place just after midnight at Quebec Street and East 15th Avenue. The second took place 25 minutes after, one block away near Main Street and East 15 Avenue.

Police say the most recent act occurred on July 15, shortly after midnight near Quebec and East 15th Avenue.

The Vancouver Police believe there may be more incidents that have not yet been reported to authorities and are asking anyone with more information to call the VPD tip line at 604-717-0604 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

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