A string of gropings in Vancouver’s Champlain Heights

VANCOUVER Police are asking the public to be vigilant in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood as a series of gropings has occurred over the past four months.

“Since the beginning of April, a total of four groping incidents have been reported to us,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Friday. “All four incidents occurred within a close proximity of each other.”

Between April 9 and August 1, the incidents occurred just off Kerr Street between 51 and 55 avenues between 3 and 9 p.m. Reports of the suspect’s age range between 17 to 30 years old. In all cases, the suspect is wearing sweatpants and a hooded sweater.

“We don’t want to instill fear, but rather we want the public to be aware of patterns we are noticing and to be vigilant,” said Visintin.

To report a similar incident or anything suspicious, police ask you call 9-1-1 immediately.