Male arrested in Langford for sexually targeting women
2017-05-15 10:37 PDT
File # 2017-6711
West Shore RCMP have arrested a suspect after receiving reports of a man exposing his genitals and making sexual advances to women.
At approximately 7:00 A.M. on May 15, police received a report of a First Nations male, wearing a grey sweat shirt and blue sweat pants with white stripes on its side, who had approached a woman in the parking lot in the 2700 Grainger Rd in Langford, pulled down his pants, exposing his genitals to her while making sexual advances. The woman walked away and so did the suspect.
At around 8:30 A.M., the same suspect, who had made his way to Goldstream Park approached another lone woman who was at the park and once again, made sexual advances to her before grabbing her buttocks. The woman was able to fight him off and call police right away.
Police responded to the area of Goldstream Park within minutes and were able to locate and arrest the suspect, a 27 year old man of no fixed address.
The detailed description that was provided and the timely report to police was key in locating and arresting this suspect, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.
That prompt call to police likely prevented further harm to other women.
The suspect remains in police custody at this time as police continue their investigation.
If you have any information about criminal activity, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
Cst. Alex BérubéMedia Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
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