Saanich man, 33, arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two women on BC Transit bus

Saanich man, 33, arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two women on BC Transit bus
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A 33-year-old Saanich man was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women onboard a bus in Colwood. (CHEK News)

A 33-year-old Saanich man was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women onboard a bus in Colwood.

West Shore RCMP say officers arrested the man shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov. 1, after receiving a report from a BC Transit bus driver that a sexual assault had just occurred onboard the bus while it was parked on Goldstream Avenue at Wale Road in Colwood.

Mounties say the man was intoxicated and onboard the bus when officers arrived as were the two female survivors. He was later taken into custody and transported to West Shore RCMP cells.

West Shore RCMP credit the quick actions of the survivors and transit bus driver.

“The swift actions by the victims to notify the bus driver, who in turn called police right away allowed for officers to attend quickly and arrest the suspect,” Const. Alex BĂ©rubĂ©, media spokesperson for West Shore RCMP, said in a press release.

The suspect, who cannot be identified as he has not been formally charged, is described as a 6’4, 240 pounds male with a red scruffy beard. He was wearing a blue toque, rain jacket, and black shoes at the time of the alleged assaults.

West Shore RCMP says they are still looking to speak to any witnesses or potential victims who have yet to come forward.

“Investigators are looking for passengers on Route 50 on November 1st at approximately 8 p.m. as it travelled from Station Avenue to Goldstream Avenue and Wale Road,” said BĂ©rubĂ©.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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