Vancouver police have issued a warning following a series of assaults in East Vancouver Wednesday morning.
A 21-year-old woman was on East 46th Avenue near Doman Street around 2 a.m., when a man pulled her into the bushes and sexually assaulted her in front of an empty house.
Earlier that morning two other women were approached.
One of them, a 22-year-old, was walking in the area of Monmouth Avenue and Joyce around 12:30 a.m., when she was approached from behind by a man who told her not to move. She managed to run and contact police.
Then around 1 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was near Joyce Street and Vanness Avenue when she was grabbed from behind by a stranger. She managed to scream and the man ran off.
Police say in all of the incidents the suspect was described as a man between 20 and 40-years-old, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, and wearing dark clothing.
“We are encouraging anyone with information about these attacks, or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area, to contact police,” said VPD spokesperson Staff Sergeant Randy Fincham in a statement.“We are advising the public to look out for one another, while officers work diligently to identify and locate the attacker.”
“We are advising the public to look out for one another, while officers work diligently to identify and locate the attacker.”Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.