Man wanted B.C.–wide after removing monitoring device in Metro Vancouver

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      Update (October 17): Mark Lukyn was arrested on October 16 in Gastown after citizens contacted police. 

      The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is searching for a man who is wanted province-wide after he removed his electronic-monitoring device while out on bail.

      After an incident in Vancouver, Mark Lukyn was granted bail after being charged with sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, and two counts of forcible confinement.

      Police believe he removed a electronic-monitoring bracelet he was wearing around 102 Avenue and King George Boulevard in Surrey while he was out on bail on October 15. He hasn't been seen since.

      Lukyn, who is 41 years old, is described as white, is 180 centimetres (five-feet, eleven-inches) tall and weighs 84 kilograms (185 pounds). He has short hair dyed blond and a stubble beard.

      He has a tattoo of a fish skeleton on his right forearm and one of a dagger with flowers on his right upper arm, and he was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and sandals.

      He is known to frequent the Downtown Eastside.

      Anyone who sees him or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477.