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Vahidreza Bordbar charged with sexual assault in Port Moody crime spree

12/17/2014 07:44 EST | Updated 02/16/2015 05:59 EST
A 31-year-old Coquitlam man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter and possession of a prohibited weapon following a crime spree that locked down six B.C. schools Tuesday.

In a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, Port Moody police describe a two-day crime spree that started Monday with the violent robbery and assault of two women near Aspenwood Park, Port Moody and ended with the sexual assault of a woman near a parking lot on Eagle Mountain in Coquitlam Tuesday afternoon.

Police said it all started early Monday when a man assaulted two women on an Aspenwood Park trail, attacking them from behind and knocking them down before producing a knife and fleeing with one of their purses.

The victim's identification and keys were in the purse, said police, and at 8 a.m. PT the next morning, the man showed up at the door of her home brandishing a firearm. A fight erupted between the man and the homeowner and the suspect left.

That launched a police manhunt for a man with a weapon, police said. Police recovered the firearm, but six nearby schools were placed on lockdown.as a precaution. 

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