Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself on transit last month.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) says the suspect first stepped on a SkyTrain in Coquitlam the night of Aug. 3 and he's later believed to have exposed his genitals while masturbating in front of a woman sitting across from him.
However, spokesperson Sgt. Clint Hampton added, officers believe he may have performed these actions on recent trips as well.
"Before and after the alleged incident, he rode trains for an extensive period of time along the Millennium Line and the Expo Line west of Commercial-Broadway, getting on and off trains and approaching multiple women, revealing a predatory nature to his actions," Hampton explained, adding transit police believe he may have subject others to his actions but they haven't reported the incidents.
In a news release today (Sept. 9), MVTP explained the incident took place at 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, roughly 100 minutes after he boarded the SkyTrain at the Coquitlam Central Station around 8:50 p.m.
The woman noticed the man sitting directly across from her and claims the train was "nearly empty" at the time.
When she looked toward him, police say he was allegedly staring back at her with his genitals out while masturbating. The woman quickly moved elsewhere on the train.
MVTP said the man eventually left the SkyTrain at Stadium Station in Vancouver at around 11:20 p.m.
The man is described as:
- In his 20s
- Dark blonde/light brown hair
- Light stubble
- Slender build
- Last seen wearing...
- Light brown t-shirt
- Carrying a blue backpack and a longboard
Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Metro Vancouver Transit Police at 604-516-7419 or text 87-77-77, quoting file number 2021-15475.