Burnaby RCMP have released a suspect sketch, in hopes of identifying the man responsible for an indecent act in the Edmonds area of Burnaby on Friday, June 18.
A woman was walking on Mary Avenue between Vista Crescent and Edmonds Street around 7:15 p.m. when she was approached by a stranger who tried to initiate conversation.
When the victim walked away, the suspect made a lewd comment before exposing his genitals to her and masturbating.
The victim, who is a senior, was able to safely leave the area and call police. She was not physically harmed.
The suspect is described as:
- 25-28 years old
- Athletic build
- Black hoodie with splashes of red
- Black track pants
This was a disgusting act. We are asking people to take a look at this composite sketch and to contact Burnaby RCMP right away if they recognize the suspect or have any information on his identity, said Cpl. Mike Kalanj with the Burnaby RCMP.
While there have not been any similar incidents reported in the area recently, we want to make sure this doesn’t happen again to anyone else, Kalanj added.
Burnaby RCMP Victim Services has offered support to the victim.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.