A 15-year-old-boy has been arrested after a series of stranger attacks in Burnaby and New Westminster.
Earlier this week, Burnaby RCMP Serious Crimes Unit, Prolific Offender Unit, Strike Force Team, Investigative Support Team and New Westminster Police, entered into a large investigation in an attempt to identify and arrest the suspect in three stranger attacks on women.
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On Wednesday, at around 4:00 p.m., Burnaby RCMP located and arrested a 15-year-old boy who police believe to have committed these attacks. He was taken into custody as he departed a SkyTrain station.
The 15-year-old remains in custody and investigators will be recommending charges of sexual assault.
The Burnaby RCMP would like to thank our partner agencies, including New Westminster Police, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Vancouver Police and all others who assisted in this investigation.
Burnaby RCMP officers and Victim Services are continuing to work with the 15-year-old’s family and the victims of these crimes.