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VPD releases images of East Van sex assault suspect

Update: May 27, 2019

Vancouver Police have released images of a man suspected in a violent sex attack that occurred Thursday in East Vancouver, and ask anyone who can identify him to call police immediately.

“This investigation is a high priority for us and we want to identify this individual as soon as possible,” says Constable Steve Addison, VPD. “We ask everyone to take a good, long look at these pictures, and to call us if they know who this is.”

VPD Sex Crimes Unit detectives have been working to collect evidence and follow-up on leads since May 23rd, when a woman in her 20s was followed home from a bus stop near East 41st Avenue and Earles Street. She was attacked in her home by an unknown man. The attack occurred around noon.

Police issued a public warning about the attack on Friday. Investigators are looking into a number of tips from the public, but haven’t identified the attacker.

“We’re confident someone out there knows this man, or has seen him in the neighbourhood,” says Constable Addison. “If you know him, please don’t hesitate. Call us right away.”

Anyone with information about is asked to call the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0604 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anyone who sees this man should call 9-1-1 immediately.