Mugger maces man

Langley Mounties are looking for a man who maced a man during an attempted robbery last month.

The attack took place on Feb. 16 at about 2:30 a.m. in the 5400 block of 203rd Street, when a man leaving a building was approached and asked for a cigarette.

The victim said he didn’t have one, and the suspect then asked for the man’s cellphone.

The victim again said no, and in response the suspect sprayed the victim in the face with mace or bear spray. The would-be thief ran away south on 203rd Street.

A police dog tracked the suspect to an apartment complex in the 5300 block of 204th Street, where the trail was lost.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, Aboriginal, standing about 6’0” with a heavy-set build. He was clean shaven with straight teeth and short, dark gelled hair about 2” long. The attacker was wearing a black Gortex-style jacket and dark blue jeans and dark coloured boots.

A composite sketch of the attacker has been created, and police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call them to help with the investigation. Anyone who knows who the attacker is can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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