Police in Vancouver, Coquitlam, Delta, and New Westminster have received reports about a man who has repeatedly tried to persuade female realtors to meet him alone at showings of homes.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has warned its members about the man, who goes by the name Sean Z. and Lee Chang.
According to CBC News, the man has also been spotted in Burnaby and possibly Richmond.
As a result, the REBGV's female members are being advised to bring a second person on visits to homes in the region.
The VPD has had two such reports: one on April 12 and the other on April 21.
The suspicious man reportedly gets angry if female agents are accompanied when they go to homes, and then he leaves.
"Apparently, he's also shown up to open houses and has lingered," REBGV president Ashley Smith told CBC News.
The man is described as soft-spoken and about 30 years old.
The Delta Police Department issued a news release today (April 24) as a precautionary measure, stating that although no incidents have taken place in Delta, they did receive a call about suspicious circumstances.
According to Delta police, the individual is described as an Asian male with short black hair, a medium build, and in his mid-20s.