Police release sketch of alleged UBC women’s washroom masturbator


University RCMP have released a composite sketch of a suspect who allegedly was found naked and masturbating in a campus women-only washroom earlier this month.

Authorities say the suspect was discovered just after 9:45 pm on Thursday, September 13 in the facilities at a residence in the Lower Mall on the UBC campus.

The suspect spoke to one woman who was showering in the washroom from where he stood in a shower stall, and a second woman entered the facilities and saw the man naked and masturbating.

Other witnesses at the scene told authorities they spoke to the man, who then got dressed and fled on foot. University RCMP say they have conducted an extensive search but have not located the suspect.

Sketch courtesy University RCMP

The man is described as:

South Asian or Middle Eastern with darker skin; 5’7 to 5’8 tall; average build; curly hair, dark on the sides and lighter on top; 30 to early 40 years of age; wearing a light coloured hoodie or long sleeved shirt, grey sweatpants, and a small diamond or crystal earring.

If you have information about this incident, or can identify this man, you are asked to contact the University RCMP at 604-224-1322.

Additionally, University RCMP remind everyone that if you see a crime in process to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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