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VPD identifies and arrests suspect in West End stranger attack

Vancouver Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the stranger attack in the West End last Saturday night.

“Investigators are pleased with the help they have received from the public in identifying this suspect,: says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD.

The victim, a 24-year-old-female, was walking home from shopping along Davie Street when she was allegedly grabbed by the suspect from behind in Maxine Lane on February 13.

Early this morning, investigators arrested a 57-year-old man and will be recommending charges to Crown counsel. He was released on conditions until his court appearance.

No additional information is available at this time.