DELTA Police on Friday advised the community of an indecent act which occurred around 9 a.m. that day (January 21).
Police were notified that a man appeared to be engaging in an indecent act on a path north of Burnsview Secondary School, near the end of 77 Avenue.
The youth who witnessed the incident promptly reported the matter to the authorities. Police responded quickly, but were not able to locate the suspect.
He is described as a South Asian male, 20-30 years old, 6 feet tall, with broad shoulders. He was wearing a sky blue toque with a gray zip-up hoodie, black windbreaker and blue jeans.
“Anyone who may have been walking or cycling in the area between about 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. [and] who may have seen the suspect is asked to contact police on the non-emergency line at 604-946-4411,” requested Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “Additionally those in the area with dash cam or home security cameras, who haven’t yet spoken to police, are asked to check footage for anyone matching this description.”
Police note the investigation is in its early stages, and it is too soon to determine if this incident is linked to other indecent acts that have occurred in North Delta in recent years.
The public is requested that if they should witness such an incident to call 9-1-1 right away to allow police to quickly respond. 9-1-1 should be used in instances where people believe a crime is in progress.