UPDATE: Police have identified and arrested a man connected to a string of sexual assaults and indecent acts in downtown Winnipeg.

The incidents happened between 4 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. They all occurred in the area between the 200 block and 500 blocks of Portage Avenue. 

On Thursday, Winnipeg police were able to identify the suspect. He was located in the downtown area and arrested without incident. He has since been turned over to members of the Sex Crimes Unit.


Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted several women on Tuesday.

Winnipeg Police say the first incident happened on Tuesday at around 4 p.m. Police say a man entered a restaurant in the 200 block of Portage Avenue, made sexual comments to female staff, and exposed himself. They managed to get him out of the store before police were contacted. 

A short time later, police say a woman was approached by an unknown man while walking through the Skywalk system in the 300 block of Portage Avenue. The man proceeded to expose himself. The victim made it to security, where she reported the incident.

Around the same time, a second woman also reported that an unknown man touched her sexually and inappropriately while she left a business in the 300 block of Portage Avenue. 

A little way up the road, police say two women were walking on campus in the 500 block of Portage Avenue when they were confronted by a man who exposed himself and assaulted both females. He quickly fled on foot. Neither victim required medical attention and reported the incident to police.

The last incident brought the suspect back to the 200 block of Portage Avenue, where an adult female reported being touched sexually and inappropriately by an unknown man while she was shopping. 

Police believe the same man is involved in all of the incidents. He is described as being in his 20s with a fair complexion, slim build and clean-shaven face. 

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sex Crimes Unit at 204-986-6245 or 911 if seen within the immediate vicinity or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or winnipegcrimestoppers.org