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Burrard Bridge attack: police seeking two suspects

01/12/2015 09:41 EST | Updated 03/14/2015 05:59 EDT
Vancouver police are searching for two men following a sexual assault on the Burrard Bridge early Saturday morning.

According to police, around 2:45 a.m. PT, a 23-year-old Vancouver woman was walking south on the east side of the Burrard Bridge when she heard two men calling her from the west side.

The men crossed over the barricades and lanes of traffic to the east sidewalk where they continued to shout profanities at the woman, according to a statement released by Sgt. Randy Fincham.

"The men approached the woman from behind and one of the men pushed her up against the railing and groped her. She fought the man off and she was able to run to a nearby taxi where she called police," said Fincham.

The men were last seen running south from the bridge towards Burrard Street and West 1st Avenue. Police are now looking for witnesses and video surveillance tape that may have captured images of the incident.

The first man was described as:

- South Asian in his mid 30's,

- Six feet tall with a skinny build.

- Short brown hair with brown eyes, and clean shaven

- Speaks with an accent.

- Wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt.

The second man was described as:

- South Asian in his early 30's,

- 5'7" tall with a thin build. 

- Short brown hair, brown eyes, and clean shaven.

- Speaks with an accent.

- Wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt. 
 

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