Const. Luke van Winkel of the Port Moody Police Department says that in the first case, two women were walking near a park when a man asked them for directions before attacking them and knocking one to the ground.
Van Winkel says the women fought off the attacker who wielded a knife, but he fled with one victim's purse, which contained her identification and keys.
He says that the following morning, after the woman with the stolen purse changed her locks, a man showed up at her door with a firearm but the homeowner fought off the intruder.
Van Winkel says the suspect's description matches that of a man who police believe later attacked a woman in a Coquitlam parking lot, sexually assaulted her and then stole her vehicle.
Thirty-one-year-old Vahidreza Bordbar is scheduled to make a court appearance on Friday.