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(Update) Teen arrested in apparent spree of attacks on women in Burnaby, New West

Fourth incident linked to series of attacks between Aug. 27 to Sept. 1
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A fourth charge is being recommended against a 15-year-old boy after an apparent spree of random attacks on women in the Burnaby-New Westminster area over the past week.

Burnaby RCMP put out a press release Wednesday, saying there had been three unprovoked attacks against women within five days close to the Burnaby-New West border.

The first was near Elliot Street and Clarkson Street in New West, where a woman was knocked to the ground on Aug. 28, according to police.

Another woman was wrestled to the ground two days later by a stranger in the area of Edmonds Street and Canada Way at about 1:40 p.m. on Aug. 30.

On Sept. 1, a third woman was groped in the Edmonds area shortly after midnight.

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in relation to all three incidents Wednesday at around 4 p.m. as he was leaving the Surrey Central SkyTrain station, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Brett Cunningham.

He said investigators have since linked the suspect to a fourth incident in Metrotown, as well, where another woman was groped on Aug. 27.

The teen remains in custody, and investigators will be recommending charges of sexual assault, according to police.

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