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Vancouver Police search for suspect involved in a Gastown groping incident

Darpan News Desk Vancouver Police, 14 May, 2021 10:17 AM
  • Vancouver Police search for suspect involved in a Gastown groping incident

Vancouver Police are investigating a groping that occurred in Gastown in March and looking for help in identifying the suspect.

“It is undoubtedly unacceptable for a woman to be treated with such blatant disrespect,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “Officers are looking for the suspect to hold him accountable and are asking for the public’s help.”

The woman was leaving her workplace when she was groped from behind near Main and East Cordova streets on March 27 at around 9:15 a.m. The woman was able to take a photo of the suspect before he walked away north on Main Street prior to police arriving on scene.

The suspect is described as Indigenous and between 25 and 35 years old. He has a heavy build and was wearing a black hooded sweater and a purple and grey LA Lakers baseball cap.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call VPD investigators as 604-717-4021.

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