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Police arrest man accused of groping women in downtown Vancouver

Police are asking any victims and witnesses to come forward and speak with investigators after a man allegedly groped several women in downtown Vancouver.

Police tape marks the scene of an incident.

Jennifer Gauthier/Metro file

Police tape marks the scene of an incident.

Police have arrested a man accused of groping several women in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday.

Around 5 p.m., someone called 911 to report that a man was on Davie Street between Granville and Burrard and had sexually assaulted a number of women by groping them, according to Vancouver police. 

The man was described as Aboriginal, in his 30s, five-foot-six and 160 pounds.

He had short black hair, brown eyes and a small scar on his right cheek, and was wearing a black winter coat, light blue jeans and white running shoes, according to police.

A a man matching that description was arrested a short distance away, but the women who were victims of the sex assaults could not be found, police said.

Police issued a public appeal asking victims and witnesses to come forward and speak to investigators.

On Wednesday, Const. Brian Montague said he was not aware of any victims coming forward yet.

Anyone who has information about the sexual assaults is asked to call the Vancouver police at 604-717-2634 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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