Vancouver police looking for witnesses after teen sexually assaulted in East Van park

Suspect pulled a 14-year-old girl into the bushes in Brewers Park

Vancouver police are looking for witnesses after a teenaged girl was pulled into a wooded area and sexually assaulted earlier this week.

At around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a 14-year-old girl got off a bus on Kingsway and started walking north on Miller Street in East Vancouver. As she walked through the area near Brewers Park just off Commercial Street she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man and pulled into the bushes. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim before running off east through the park.

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The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s with a medium build, short brown hair, brown eyes and stubble on his face. He was wearing a jacket, blue jeans and black boots.

Police are looking for dash-cam footage from anyone who may have been driving in the area between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Investigators are specifically looking for footage from anyone driving in the area of Kingsway along the south, East 22nd Avenue to the north, Welwyn Street to the west and Victoria Drive to the east.

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Investigators are specifically looking for footage from anyone driving in the area of Kingsway along the south, East 22nd Avenue to the north, Welwyn Street to the west and Victoria Drive to the east.

Anyone who may have been in the area on Tuesday afternoon and saw anything suspicious, or was in Brewers Park taking video or photographs, is asked to call detectives in VPD’s sex crimes unit at 604-717-0602 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

@JessicaEKerr

jkerr@vancourier.com

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