Crime Stoppers is again posting a reward for information leading to the arrest of the man wanted in the sexual assault of a youth in the Seymour Heights neighbourhood.
The assault happened around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. At the time, police said the girl was walking on a trail close to a bridge in Trillium Park near Seymour Heights Elementary when a man approached and groped her. She managed to fight the suspect off and flee.
On March 31, investigators released an image depicting how the suspect may look based on the victim’s description.
Police say he is a white man in his 40s with greying hair, brown eyes and a slim build. At the time of the attack, he was wearing blue jeans, a black baseball cap, a dark blue track jacket and a blue face mask. He had with him a small white dog that was off leash, according to police.
Crime Stoppers issued a release on April 5 naming the incident its "crime of the week" and reminding the public that the non-profit can pay for valuable information.
"You could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 upon arrest and charge. You will never be asked your name or have to appear in court," it read.
Since the release of the suspect's image, a number of tips have come in that investigators are now following up on, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson.