Suspect sought after child allegedly groped during SkyTrain ride

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Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an incident where a man allegedly groped a seven-year-old girl following lewd sexual remarks.

Transit Police released this image of a suspect who departed a SkyTrain car in Burnaby.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, the child and her mother boarded the SkyTrain at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station. The alleged suspect was already seated on the train, sitting across the aisle from the young girl. During the commute, the suspect directed his attention toward the young girl, trying to attract her attention.

“The suspect allegedly made several comments to the girl that were extremely vulgar and sexual in nature, including explicitly detailing sexual acts he wanted to engage in with the seven-year-old,” said a Transit Police news release. “He then allegedly made several attempts to touch the girl and, at one point, allegedly touched the girl’s buttocks, causing her mother to protectively pull her daughter on to her lap.”

The suspect left the train at Production Way SkyTrain Station when a bystander confronted him after overhearing the inappropriate remarks. Transit Police received an SMS text report from another passenger regarding this incident and met the train at Lougheed SkyTrain Station.

Transit Police are looking for this suspect in a groping case that allegedly occurred on SkyTrain.

Posted by Chris Campbell on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The suspect male is described as a male, 50 to 60 years old, six-feet tall, grey curly/wavy hair, wearing a grey sweater with white stripes on the sleeves, black baseball cap, grey pants, black shoes and carrying black Nike duffle bag.

“Transit Police are very concerned by the actions of this suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604.516.7419 or text us using code 87.77.77 (ref. file# 2019-1962).”