Transit Police ask for public’s help in identifying South Asian sexual assault suspect



THE Metro Vancouver Transit Police are hoping the public can assist in the identification of a sexual assault suspect who aggressively groped a young woman on a Coast Mountain bus at about 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 11 when a young woman boarded the #319 bus at the Scottsdale Exchange and moved to the back of the bus.

A short while later the young woman saw another passenger yelling at a man to stop staring. As the bus pulled into the Newton Exchange, the young woman stood up to get off the bus and suddenly felt herself being groped from behind by two hands. It was the same man the other passenger had yelled at a short time earlier.

The woman ran off the bus to her place of work and police were called.

The suspect was later seen on video leaving the Scott Road SkyTrain Station, where he was again staring at a young woman.

He is described as a South Asian male, about 35 years old, wearing a faded red baseball cap, long sleeved dark blue cotton shirt, jeans and brown casual shoes.

Anyone with any information as to the identity of this suspect is asked to call Transit Police at 605-515-8300 or Text 87 77 77.