Two South Asian men wanted in connection with sexual assault on Burrard Street Bridge

VANCOUVER Police said on Sunday that they were looking for two men who are believed to be responsible for the overnight sexual assault of a woman on the Burrard Street Bridge.

Around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, a 23-year-old Vancouver woman was walking south on the east side of the Burrard Street Bridge when she heard two men calling her from the west side.

The men crossed over the barricades and lanes of traffic to the east sidewalk where they continued to shout profanities at the woman.

The men approached the woman from behind and one of the men pushed her up against the railing and groped her.

The woman fought the man off and she was able to run to a nearby taxi where she called police.

The men were last seen running south from the bridge in the area of Burrard Street and West 1st Avenue.

The first man was described as South Asian in his mid 30’s, six feet tall with a skinny build. He had short brown hair with brown eyes, was clean shaven and had a Punjabi accent. He was wearing dark coloured jeans and a T-shirt.

The second man was described as South Asian in his early 30’s, 5’7″ tall with a thin build. He had short brown hair, brown eyes, was clean shaven and had a Punjabi accent. He was also wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt.

Police are asking for any witnesses who may have seen the two men on the bridge, before or after the attack, to call police.

“Police are speaking with potential witnesses and canvassing for video from the surrounding area to identify the two men responsible for the attack,” said Sgt. Randy Fincham. “We are encouraging these men to come forward, before the police find them.”

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to call the Vancouver Police Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0602.