A VIOLENT sex offender wanted from Calgary is believed to be heading towards B.C.
The RCMP is asking the public to watch for Dean Robert Zimmerman, who left his approved home in Calgary where he had been under curfew.
“Zimmerman has ties to both the British Columbia Interior and the Lower Mainland and there is a likelihood that he could attempt to reach these areas,” RCMP E Division Sgt. Rob Vermeulen said in a news release.
The 44-year-old Zimmerman was arrested in 2005 in Kamloops after being sought throughout Western Canada for a number of violent sexual assaults against adult women.
He was released from prison after serving more than three years for sex assault and forcible confinement.
Zimmerman is deemed an extremely high risk to re-offend and is wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant.
RCMP describe him as bald with brown eyes, five-foot-nine in height, weighing 205 pounds.
Anyone spotting Zimmerman is urged not to approach him but to call local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.