A robbery suspect attacked a liquor store clerk and dragged her around by her hair during a botched theft of two bottles of vodka in July.
Langley RCMP are looking for a man who entered the Rendez-Vous pub in the 20600 block of 56th Avenue in Langley City on July 11. At 8:30 p.m., the man walked in to the pub's beer and wine store and grabbed two bottles of vodka, and tried to walk out without paying, said Cpl. Holly Marks, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Unfortunately for the thief, the door was locked and could only open if the clerk triggered a release.
When the man couldn't open the door, he panicked, said Marks. He grabbed the clerk by the hair and dragged her to the door, demanding she
release the lock. She pointed out that she needed to press a button near the till.
When he let her go back there, she hit the panic alarm instead of the door release.
The manager ran in when he heard the alarm, and the thief took the opportunity to run out the door and escape.
The clerk was not seriously hurt during the attack, Marks said.
The man is described as Aboriginal, about 5'10", wearing blue jeans, a red shirt, blue vest, and white shoes.
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