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Police search for voyeur in UBC women's washroom

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 at 8:53 pm PDT

Summary

A man was seen naked in a women's only washroom at a UBC residence

Police searched the area but have not found the suspect

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The search is on for a man who apparently exposed himself in a women’s washroom at UBC Thursday night.

University RCMP was called to a residence in the Lower Mall just after 7:30 p.m. after a man was allegedly seen naked and masturbating, and speaking to the woman in the stall next stall who was showering.

“As she was speaking to the man, a second female walked into the washroom and saw the man who was seated in the stall next to the woman showering,” Sgt. Janelle Shoihet explains.

Several witnesses spoke to the man, who then dressed and ran away toward the Lower Mall. The police patrolled the area, but did not find him.

Shoihet says anyone who witnesses something like this should call the police immediately

“In this case we weren’t called until a little bit later and the man had already left the building,” she says. “This is a crime. The suspect in this case is inside of a woman’s washroom, completely naked… make yourself safe, and then the next call should be to the RCMP.”

The RCMP released this description of the man:

  • South Asian or Middle Eastern with darker skin
  • 5’7 to 5’8 tall
  • Average build
  • Curly hair, dark on the sides and lighter on top
  • 30 to early 40 years of age
  • Wearing a light coloured hoodie or long sleeved shirt
  • Grey sweatpants
  • A small diamond/crystal earring.

She adds police have not heard of any similar cases.

Should you ever find yourself in a situation where an unknown person is somewhere they shouldn’t be, Shoihet says to not be afraid to ask that person what they are doing.

“If you have questions about what someone’s doing there, certainly you can feel free to call the police. If they’re not supposed to be there but they are there, call us. We’re happy to come out and check.”

If you have information about this incident, or can identify this man, you are asked to contact the University RCMP at 604-224-1322.