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Police Release Sketch in Sex Assault Case

Vancouver Police are releasing a composite sketch and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault that took place on Vancouver’s west side.

At about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd, a woman was approached by a man in the 7600 block Arbutus Street. The man followed her and then groped her.

Police have reason to believe that another woman in the area may have also been approached by this same man.

He is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, 5’10” tall, with a medium build. He had a light-coloured goatee and was wearing a light-coloured knit toque, a scarf, a dark jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department Special Investigation Section at (604) 717-0601.