Vancouver: Vancouver police say a man lured a six-year-old girl from an elementary school playground and sexually assaulted her.
Police say it happened on December 5 when the girl was at the playground outside Sexsmith Elementary School in south Vancouver.
Police say the man took her to a nearby location where he assaulted her before walking her back to the school.
The suspect is described as a darker-skinned man, about 30 years old, with brown or grey hair and wearing grey pants.
The department’s sex crimes unit is looking for dash-cam footage from anyone who may have been driving in the area between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Const. Jason Doucette says in a release the department’s top priority is public safety, especially a child’s well-being.
“Our detectives have now had an opportunity to speak with the victim and follow up on leads and are using the information to ask for the public’s help. We want to hear from anyone who could have seen something or may have dash-cam footage,” he says.
The Canadian Press