Vancouver – Vancouver Police are asking the public to be vigilant in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood as a series of gropings has occurred over the past four months.

“Since the beginning of April, a total of four groping incidents have been reported to us,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “All four incidents occurred within a close proximity of each other.”

Between April 9 and August 1, the incidents occurred just off Kerr Street between 51st and 55th avenues between 3 and 9 p.m. Reports of the suspect’s age range between 17 to 30 years old. In all cases, the suspect is wearing sweatpants and a hooded sweater.

“We don’t want to instill fear, but rather we want the public to be aware of patterns we are noticing and to be vigilant,” adds Constable Visintin.

To report a similar incident or anything suspicious, police ask you call 9-1-1 immediately.