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Vancouver police arrest man in connection with West End assault

Vancouver police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the alleged assault of a woman in a West End apartment building on Saturday.

Just before 3 a.m., a woman reported being attacked after she was followed by an unknown man into her building on Bute Street near Pendrell Street.

Investigators said the attack was sexually motivated.

Police released security camera images of “a person of interest” on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday, they had a man in custody.

“Tips from the public were crucial in helping to identify the suspect,” VPD Sgt. Jason Doucette said in a release.


A person of interest in an assault in the West End on Nov. 17 was photographed by a security camera.

Vancouver Police Department /

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The man’s name has not been released.

Doucette says the VPD are anticipating he will be charged with sexual assault and robbery.


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