Langley RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public to identify five youths responsible for assaulting and robbing a man on Friday, Aug. 31. Additionally, police would like to speak to a possible witness who assisted the victim at the time.
Between 4 and 5 p.m., the victim, who suffers from cancer, was travelling adjacent to Fraser Highway in Murrayville, using his electric scooter. He had purchased food for his dinner. As he turned into the walking path behind W.C. Blair Pool, he was confronted by a Caucasian male wearing a black hoody.
The male asked for a piece of the victim’s chicken and when his request was denied, four more males appeared. The victim attempted to leave the area. However, he was struck repeatedly by the first male before falling into a dried-out fish pond nearby.
The victim struck his attacker on the back of the neck with his cane and took notice of a three digit numerical tattoo (possibly 762 or 742).
The five males fled when a cyclist passed by on his bike. The cyclist assisted the victim back to his scooter and left the area without providing his name.
The suspects are described as males between 11 and 16 years old. Four were Caucasian, and one was an Indo Canadian.
The victim required a number of stitches at the hospital and sustained a black eye. The suspects made off with his wallet, keys, four cans of beer and a bucket of chicken. None of his attackers was known to him.
If you have any information that would assist police with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers:
There are four ways to leave an “anonymous tip” with Crime Stoppers.
Talk: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)