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BCIT warns of peeping tom on Burnaby campus

BC Institute of Technology has increased campus security patrols after two incidents of a man peeking under the stall doors of a women's washroom.

On Sept. 17, BCIT security was alerted of an older man trying to look under stall doors of the washroom in building NE1 on the Burnaby campus. Three women using the facility noticed the man and scared him off.

On Sept. 27, security received a second report, this time of a man trying to take photos in the women's washroom. The man was seen looking under stall doors, before fleeing after he was noticed and shouted at.

"BCIT takes these incidents very seriously and both incidents are being investigated by the Burnaby RCMP," said a notice on the BCIT website. "The safety of our students, staff and faculty is very important and it’s vital that our community feel secure."

BCIT has increased security patrols in the area where the incidents happened, as well as across campus. The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, on foot, in vehicles and on bicycles.

The suspect is described as being about 50 years old, with white hair and clean shaven. He is five-foot-nine to six-feet tall with a medium build.

Any suspicious behaviour on campus should be reported immediately to BCIT security at 604-451-6856. Anyone who feels threatened in an emergency should call 911 immediately.

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