Another sex attack on UBC campus, RCMP step up patrols

VANCOUVER – RCMP say there has been another sex attack at UBC on the weekend and police have concluded the string of assaults are the work of the same man.

Sgt. Peter Thiessen says a woman who was walking alone on the campus at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday noticed a shadow walking behind her before she was grabbed from behind.

As in the previous cases, the victim flailed her arms and struggled and the suspect ran away.

There have now been six attacks on the campus over the previous weeks and Thiessen says police have put additional resources into solving the case.

UBC officials say they are treating the matter with the utmost urgency and are looking for anyone with tips about the suspect.

The man is described as a Caucasian in his late 20s or early 30s, of slim build and somewhere around six feet tall.

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