VPD: Woman followed into apartment building and assaulted

Nov 18 2018, 8:18 am

Vancouver police are asking for help to identify a person-of-interest accused of following a woman into her apartment building and assaulting her early Saturday morning.

Just before 3 am, the woman says an unknown man followed her into the building in the city’s West End, on Bute Street near Pendrell. That’s when she was allegedly assaulted.

The VPD believes the assault was sexually motivated, and the victim did not know the suspect.

Police have not revealed the severity of the victim’s injuries, or her current condition.

Investigators said in a statement it appears the incident appears to be isolated.

Person of interest in West End assault, courtesy VPD.

The person of interest was captured on the surveillance system. He is described as white, in his 20s or 30s with a slim built, dark facial stubble and short, dark hair.

He was wearing a burgundy toque, black zip-up jacket and jeans. He possibly walked with a limp.

Anyone who recognizes the person of interest or has any information is asked to call the VPD tip line at 604-717-0601 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Person of interest in West End assault, courtesy VPD.

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