Abbotsford Police say a man wanted in connection with an indecent act and sexual assault is the same man they were already looking for from a previous case.
In the first case, police were called to an amusement park complex in the 36000-block of North Parallel Road on Nov. 8, 2014. A 24-year-old woman had been playing pinball with some friends in the facility when a man approached her from behind. Police say the man appeared to be touching his genitals and recording something on his phone.
When the victim noticed him, he quickly walked away.
The Abbotsford Police Department’s Major Crime Unit has been investigating and conducted a forensic examination on the victim’s clothing.
Now they say the same suspect was involved in an incident on May 7,2015.
On that Thursday at 2:25 pm, a woman was shopping at a store in the 33600-block of Essendene Avenue. Another customer appeared to be shopping in the same aisle as her, but when that individual left, the woman observed a wet substance on the floor and on her clothing.
The victim contacted police and evidence was obtained from the store and from the victim’s clothing.
Lab results have determined the substance found on the clothing of both women, contains the same suspect’s DNA. Detectives are concerned there could be other similar, but unreported incidents, in Abbotsford or elsewhere.
Anyone with information should contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text them at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-30s. He is 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds. He has a chubby face with a “five o’clock shadow” appearance. In the Nov. 8 assault, he wore a light blue baseball cap with white writing, a light blue Canuck’s hoodie and blue jeans.