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Suspect Attacking Elderly Asian Women In Vancouver: Police

10/06/2014 05:26 EDT | Updated 10/06/2014 05:59 EDT

Police are looking for a man who has attacked three Asian women in Vancouver over the past several months.

The incidents happened in the neighbourhoods of South Granville, Oak, and Cambie.

In the first case, the elderly victim was walking around Oak and West 55th Avenue in April when she was approached from behind and groped, said police at a news conference. He walked away but appeared a second time and touched her inappropriately again. When she screamed, he "casually walked off," said police.

Two months later, an elderly Asian woman walking her dog near West 30th Avenue and Granville Street was struck violently between the legs by a man who approached from behind.

The most recent incident, which took place on Friday morning, saw a middle-aged Asian woman approached from behind and groped as she was walking her dog on West 64th Avenue between Granville and Oak.

The man walked away, but the woman followed and confronted him. The suspect punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground, before fleeing. She was treated in hospital for minor physical injuries.

None of the three women knew their attacker, and they have all suffered significant emotional distress, said police.

The suspect is described as white, 35 to 40 years old, 5’10” tall with a medium build, and wearing a dark clothing.

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