Vancouver Police Department investigators are hoping surveillance video may help lead to an arrest in the high-profile sexual assault of a North Vancouver woman.
VPD has posted a video briefly depicting a dark-coloured van police suspect was involved in an attack on the 25-year-old victim who was attempting to hail a cab around 2 a.m. in Gastown on Oct. 12. When the driver of a van pulled over for her, she got in and was abducted to East Vancouver where she was sexually assaulted.
The victim managed to escape and sought the help of a stranger who called 9-1-1.
Police describe the suspect as an Aboriginal man, approximately 35 to 39 years old and five-eleven to six feet tall. He is obese with a large belly, about 230 to 250 pounds and a shaved head.
Police say the woman has since been treated and released from hospital.
Anyone information about the assault or suspect vehicle is asked to call the VPD sex crime unit at 604-717-0602 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222 8477.
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