Vancouver police say escaped sex offender Randall Hopley may have changed his appearance by cutting his hair and could frequent stores such as Walmart or sewing supply shops.
Police have released a new set of photos featuring different appearances of Hopley, who walked away from a Vancouver halfway house on Nov. 4 while on bail in what’s believed to have been an attempt to avoid trial.
Vancouver police say they believe the 58-year-old is no longer travelling with a cart mentioned in previous notices after officers found a similar item near Main Street and East 8th Avenue.
Police say Hopley is likely travelling on foot and will pay cash for purchases.
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#VPDNews Update: Randall Hopley is still wanted Canada-wide & the #VPD is asking the public to review his photos again & to call 911 if they see him. The 18 full-time investigators assigned to this case continue to follow-up on the 80 tips received. More details:… pic.twitter.com/KstJ0Pf3BJ
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) November 11, 2023
Eighteen full-time investigators are assigned to the case, and police say they have reviewed more than 80 tips on Hopley’s possible whereabouts.
Hopley completed a six-year prison term for the 2011 abduction of a three-year-old boy from his home in Sparwood in southeastern B.C. but was arrested again in January for allegedly violating conditions of his release.
- Nov. 8, 2023: Police say they have dozens of tips about missing B.C. sex offender Randall Hopley
- Nov. 7, 2023: Father of boy abducted in 2011 not notified of Hopley’s escape from halfway house
- Nov. 5, 2023: B.C. police search for high-risk sex offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 10, 2023.