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Transit police seek identity of sexual assault suspect

The suspect is described as a 5’6″ tall, Middle Eastern male, with a thin build with dyed faded blonde hair. He was wearing earrings, a jean jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

 The suspect is described as a 5'6The suspect is described as a 5’6″ tall, Middle Eastern male, with a thin build with dyed faded blonde hair. He was wearing earrings, a jean jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident. Submitted Photo

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the SkyTrain last month.

Police said three females boarded a train at Commercial Station and were heading east when they were approached by three men. At first, the women ignored the men until one commented on the suspect's choice of hair colour. He approached the victim, allegedly grabbed her by the face and licked her lips with his tongue.

"The victim had to forcefully push the suspect away," said police in a press release. "The three women moved to the opposite end of the train car until the suspect and his friends got off the train at the Lougheed SkyTrain station."

The suspect is described as a 5'6" tall, Middle Eastern male, with a thin build and dyed faded blonde hair. He was wearing earrings, a jean jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

"The Metro Vancouver Transit Police would like to commend the victim for her bravery and courage to come forward and share her story with us," said police in a press release. "Sexual assault are a priority for the transit police and every sexual assault will be investigated thoroughly."

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect or who witnessed the incident is asked to call Metro Vancouver Transit Police at 604-515-8300 and reference file number 2018-8. People can also text using code 87 77 77.

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