Vancouver Police Asking for Public’s Help to Identify Man Following Stranger Attack

Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who is considered to be a person of interest following a random sexually motivated assault of a woman.


Shortly after 3 am on October 9th, a 34-year-old woman was about to key her way into an apartment building on Richards Street near Robson when a man groped her from behind. She yelled and scared him off. He was last seen walking quickly towards Robson Street.

16-202171-777-richards-st_2016-10-09-1He was described as olive-skinned, 5’5″ to 5’7″ tall, with a slim build. He had dark hair, a mustache, and a goatee. He was well dressed, wearing all black clothing.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes this man, or has information about the assault, to call the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vancouver Police Department