15-year-old arrested after three attacks on women

Burnaby

2021-09-02 10:05 PDT

File # 2021-30956

A 15-year-old-boy has been arrested after a series of stranger attacks in Burnaby and New Westminster.

Earlier this week, Burnaby RCMP Serious Crimes Unit, Prolific Offender Unit, Strike Force Team, Investigative Support Team and New Westminster Police, entered into a large investigation in an attempt to identify and arrest the suspect in three stranger attacks on women.

Original Release: Burnaby RCMP ask for public assistance in identifying a suspect that may have been involved in three unprovoked assaults

On Wednesday, at around 4:00 p.m., Burnaby RCMP located and arrested a 15-year-old boy who police believe to have committed these attacks. He was taken into custody as he departed a SkyTrain station.

The 15-year-old remains in custody and investigators will be recommending charges of sexual assault.

The Burnaby RCMP would like to thank our partner agencies, including New Westminster Police, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Vancouver Police and all others who assisted in this investigation.

Burnaby RCMP officers and Victim Services are continuing to work with the 15-year-old’s family and the victims of these crimes.
 

Released by

Cpl. Brett Cunningham

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby Detachment
burnaby.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC , V5G 2J2
Office: 604-345-5348
Fax: 604-646-9570

Email: BURNABY_RCMP_MEDIA@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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