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Quick-thinking victim helps Transit Police make arrest in SkyTrain assault

June 02, 2016 - 8:09 AM

VANCOUVER - A young woman who endured a nearly 30-minute assault by a fellow transit passenger on Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain is being praised for helping to nab the suspect.

Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan says the assault, on May 23, began at Surrey Central SkyTrain station and continued until both the woman and her attacker left the train in downtown Vancouver.

In a release, Drennan says the victim was already on the nearly empty train when the suspect sat beside her, placing his hand on her bare thigh.

The woman tried to move and push his arm but Drennan says the victim was too afraid to do anything else.

When both left the train in Vancouver, the woman followed the man, watched him board a bus and then reported the attack to Transit Police, who arrested the suspect a short time later.

Drennan says a 60-year-old Surrey man who is known to police will appear in a Vancouver court in August and she says the immediate report and excellent description provided by the victim were instrumental in the arrest.

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