Vancouver police are looking for a man in connection with the groping of a 12-year-old girl in the West End last night
Police say the incident happened around 9 pm, as three young girls were leaving a nearby community centre.
Investigators say they noticed a man staring at them and whispering to another man outside the 7-11 at Denman and Comox.
A few blocks later on Chilco Street, the same man allegedly ran up and groped one of the girls, before fleeing along Pendrell Street then North on Guilford.
Police say the girl was upset, but not physically hurt.
The suspect is described as white with a light complexion, 5’8″ – 5’10” tall, and some facial hair. He was wearing grey clothing, a dark coloured hat, and had a black backpack.
A search of the area failed to turn the man up, and police are now collecting video evidence.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area last night is asked to call Vancouver police.