A scary incident recently took place in Vancouver, prompting police to issue a public warning. Today, Vancouver police have arrested a suspect after he followed a young woman home from the bus stop and assaulted her in her own home. According to them, a 59-year-old man was arrested this morning.
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The assault took place last week on Thursday, May 23 in the late morning in the East Side of Vancouver. The police have not revealed the victim's identity to the public.
"At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a lone female was waiting at a bus stop on 41st Avenue near Earles Street, when an unknown man approached her and struck up a conversation," says the police in their news release.
"The Asian woman, in her 20s, did not get on the bus, after realizing she had left something at home." According to investigators, the man then followed the woman from the bus stop back to her home. He managed to get inside and he attacked and sexually assaulted her.
The day after the incident on Friday, the Vancouver Police Department issued a public warning. They also released images of the suspect, asking for the public's help in finding the man.
Now, a few days after the incident, police are thanking the public for their help with the investigation. After police released images to the public of the suspect, several people submitted tips and information to help with the case.
“Our detectives have been working tirelessly on this investigation," says Sergeant Jason Robillard with the Vancouver Police Department, in the news release. "We would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping identify the suspect".
The investigation is still ongoing and police are continuing to ask anyone with information to contact them at 604-717-0604 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.