Police warn public following sexually motivated attack

Dec 19 2017, 6:35 pm

Police are warning the public after a woman was attacked early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, May 13, shortly after 2:30 a.m., a 30-year-old Vancouver woman was walking on Rhodes Avenue near Kingsway. She was approached by a man who grabbed her from behind, put his arm around her throat and threatened her.

The woman believed she was about to be sexually assaulted and vigorously fought back. Her attacker ran off northbound on Rhodes Avenue.

The suspect is described as white, 35 years old, 5’10″ tall, 140 lbs., with short blonde hair and a pockmarked face. He was wearing a black hoody, a white t-shirt, tan shorts and black shoes with caramel-coloured soles.

Anyone with information about this attack, or who may know the identity of this suspect, is asked to call the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0602 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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