August 8, 2014 6:46 pm

Transit Police looking for man who ‘aggressively groped’ woman on bus

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VANCOUVER – Transit Police are looking for a man they say “aggressively groped” a young woman on a Coast Mountain bus.

Police say the incident took place on Friday, July 11, at about 1:15 p.m. A young woman boarded the #319 bus at the Scottsdale Exchange and sat at the back.

Shortly after she saw another passenger yelling at a man to stop staring. When the bus got to the Newton Exchange and the young woman stood up to get off the bus, she says she felt herself being groped from behind.

When she looked she saw it was the same man the other passenger had yelled at earlier.

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The woman ran off the bus and called police.

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 an Indo-Canadian man, approximately 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.

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