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Vancouver police are asking anyone who has seen or has information about Randall Hopley to call 9-1-1.

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Sex offender Randall Hopley allegedly tore off his monitoring bracelet

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Vancouver police have issued a nationwide arrest warrant for Randall Hopley, 58, a high-risk sex offender.

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According to Vancouver Police Sergeant Steve Addison, Randall Hopley told several people on Saturday, November 4, that he was leaving his halfway house to go to a nearby thrift store. He then allegedly removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and has not been seen since.

Randall Hopley has previously been convicted of assault and crimes of a sexual nature, including three against children.

In 2011, he kidnapped a three-year-old boy in Sparwood, British Columbia, triggering an Amber Alert that lasted four days. After serving his seven-year prison sentence, the Parole Board of Canada ruled that a supervision order was necessary due to the nature of the crime committed and the high risk of reoffending.

Authorities say Randall Hopley was likely worried about a court appearance scheduled to begin Monday and took deliberate steps to avoid it.

Sergeant Steve Addison noted that the wanted man had been charged earlier this year with breaching his supervision orders. At that time, Randal Hopley was allegedly caught using a computer in a public library, less than three feet from a group of children.

At the time, the Parole Board recommended charges against Randall Hopley.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued Saturday to find Randall Hopley.

Police say the 58-year-old man is tall 1.75 meters tall and weighs 79 kilograms. His description reveals that the man has brown hair and hazel eyes and that he was wearing a black coat as well as black pants and a black cap.

Authorities say Randall Hopley may still be in or around Vancouver.

With information from La Canadian Press

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116