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Suspicious circumstance leads police to ask public for help

Video shot from Urban Fare security camera, provided by Vancouver Police Department

 The Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man after a suspicious circumstance at the Urban Fare in the 100 block Davie Street on May 1st.

On May 1st at about 8:00 p.m. a man was seen inside the Urban Fare with a hand down his pants and possibly masturbating while looking out onto the street and towards the Roundhouse Community Centre. Staff told the man to leave the store and shortly after he was seen talking with an 8 – 12 year old child across the street near the Roundhouse.

Police were called and the man was not located. Follow up with witnesses leads investigators to believe that the man may have loitered around the area of the Roundhouse Community Centre for several hours.

The man is described as a white male in his late 30’s, approximately 6 feet tall and having light brown or reddish short hair, a goatee, and glasses. He was wearing a white baseball-style hat with a logo, a white t-shirt, and khaki pants. Images of the man were captured on a security camera and are attached.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to call the Vancouver Police at 604-717-2634 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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