Vancouver police search for wanted man who removed monitoring device

Oct 17 2018, 6:09 am

Update: Forty-one-year-old Mark Lukyn was arrested last night in Gastown. Police are thanking the active eye of citizens who notified authorities after recognizing Lukyn.

Vancouver Police are searching for a man currently wanted province-wide for removing his electronic monitoring bracelet while out on bail on October 15.

According to VPD, 41-year-old Mark Lukyn was recently granted bail for an incident in Vancouver.

Lukyn is charged with sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, two counts of forcible confinement, uttering threats, and assault with a weapon.

He is white, 5’11 tall, weighs 185 lbs., has short hair dyed blonde, and a beard with stubble. He has a tattoo of a fish skeleton on his right forearm and a dagger with flowers on his right upper arm.

He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and sandals.

Police believe that Lukyn removed his electronic monitoring bracelet near 102 Avenue and King George Boulevard in Surrey and he has not been seen since. Lukyn is known to frequently visit Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Anyone who sees Mark Lukyn, or has information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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