Saanich Police Detectives are seeking a male suspect committing indecent acts in Saanich and Victoria. What is unique is that the suspect appears to target only women of Asian descent and usually at bus stops. The suspect exposes himself and then proceeds to masturbate in the victim’s presence.
Occurrences date back to November 2010 and number up to a dozen. Many of the incidents have occurred at bus stops along the Shelbourne corridor. On more than one occasion, the bus stop on Shelbourne st. near Feltham has been targeted.
The suspect is described as:
– white male, 20-25 years
– thin to medium build, 5’6″-6’0″ in height
– has worn tan/plaid coloured board shorts on more than one occasion
Detectives caution younger women of Asian origin in our community to be mindful and do the following:
- Try to travel in pairs when using the bus system and stick to well lit bus stops.
- If you encounter the suspect, move to a safe location and call 911.
- Try and obtain the best description, including clothing and direction of travel for the suspect.
Detectives believe that there are more victims in our community. If you have been a victim of this suspect or know someone who may have been a victim you are encouraged to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 and speak with Cst. Leslie or Sgt. Mashford.