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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