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Burnaby RCMP warn of assaults against women
Burnaby RCMP are warning the public after three women were grabbed by a masked man in the Lougheed Highway and Government Street area.
Three such assaults have been reported since Sept. 18 with all of them taking place between 10 p.m. and midnight.
In each case, the women resisted or screamed, leading the suspect to run away.
The suspect is described as five-foot-three to five-foot nine inches tall, with a slim build and of unknown ethnicity. He was wearing dark clothing, possibly a hoodie, and a black mask covering his face.
People are asked to be careful when walking in the area late at night with women encouraged to travel in pairs and always be aware of their surroundings.
Anyone with any information about the incidents, or who have not yet reported similar assaults to police, is asked to call the Burnaby RCMP's High Risk Offender Unit at 604-294-7922.