Burnaby RCMP seeks witness in assault on woman near SkyTrain station

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      Another Lower Mainland police agency has issued a news release about a sexual assault.

      Burnaby RCMP is seeking any witnesses to an attack on Springer Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on January 29.

      "A Burnaby woman was walking home from the SkyTrain station when an unknown male approached her from behind, restrained her arms and groped her," the Mounties say. "He then hit her and fled southbound on Springer Avenue and then eastbound on Broadway."

      The news release states that the man has been described as 5'6", wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, and black track pants.

      Last month, the Vancouver Police Department issued a news release about an early-morning assault on a 26-year-old woman near the corner of Windermere Street and East 7th Avenue.

      A man dressed in dark clothing punched her and attempted to remove her clothing as she was getting into her parked car just before 5 a.m. on January 22.

      Late last month, North Vancouver RCMP also issued a news release about two sex attacks in the Central Lonsdale area.

      On January 11, a man groped a woman in the 1700 block of Lonsdale Avenue around 6 p.m. The suspect is described as a white, 6'0" male in his 30s with medium build and dark hair.

      The second groping occurred on January 19 around 2 a.m. near Lions Gate Hospital. In this instance, the attacker was described as 5'8" and was wearing a hoodie with a logo on the back.