Police seek to identify suspect in Coquitlam, B.C., groping incidents

Coquitlam, BC – Coquitlam RCMP is requesting assistance in identifying a suspect in two separate groping incidents, that may be related.

On Monday, May 8, 2023 Coquitlam RCMP Frontline officers responded to two separate reports of an unknown male approaching female victims and inappropriately touching them.

The first incident occurred on May 8, 2023 around 1:00 p.m. at the bus stop located on Coast Meridian Road and David Avenue in Coquitlam. The second incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. on May 8, 2023, near the intersection of Burke Village Promenade and Soball Street in Coquitlam.

The suspect can be described as an Asian male, between 20-30 years old with short black hair and thick dark eyebrows.

Coquitlam Grope Suspect
Coquitlam Grope Suspect
Coquitlam Grope Suspect
Coquitlam Grope Suspect

“The nature of these incidents is concerning for both the police and the public,” said Corporal Alexa Hodgins of Coquitlam RCMP. “We are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect, but to also encourage others to report any similar incidents to Police.”

The file has been assumed by the Coquitlam Investigational Support Team (IST). Victim services has been engaged.

“The victims did the right thing by being aware of their surroundings and reporting the incidents to the police,” said Corporal Alexa Hodgins. “We want to remind the public to report any suspicious activities to their local police.”

Police are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect or have information to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-11781.

File # 2023-11781 and 2023-11830

Coquitlam RCMP

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