RCMP issue another warning after 2 more sex assaults in Burnaby


Burnaby RCMP issued another warning to women after two more sexual assaults in the Burnaby area over the weekend.They are now investigating five different assaults since the end of January.On Sunday afternoon, a woman was sexually assaulted on a popular trail near the Lake City SkyTrain station. A Good Samaritan managed to scare off the suspect and the victim was transported to hospital for treatment. Story continues below

RCMP Staff Sgt. John Buis said police would like to talk to the Good Samaritan who broke up Sunday’s assault, saying “his information could prove vital” in finding the suspect.The suspect in Sunday’s attack is described as a white male who is 5’7”. He was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie pulled over his head at the time of the attack.The attack came one day after an assault on Holdom Avenue on Saturday night.Three other assaults have taken place in Burnaby in recent weeks.RCMP aren’t saying if they think all the attacks are connected to one suspect.Police have assembled a task force and are working with other police forces to see if the attacks are connected to other attacks in the Metro Vancouver area.On Sunday night, a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody following two sexual assaults in the Oak Street area of Vancouver.

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