The Langley RCMP is on the lookout for five youths who physically attacked and robbed a cancer patient on a scooter late afternoon on Aug. 31.
The police have put out information in hopes that the public can help identify the five or to hear from someone who may have witnessed the incident in Murrayville.
Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. the victim, who suffers from cancer, was travelling on Fraser Highway in his electric scooter with food and beverage he had purchased for his dinner.
As he turned into the walking path behind WC Blair Recreation Centre, 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 fish pond nearby," Langley Cpl. Holly Marks said.
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. 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 South Asian.
"The victim required a number of stitches at the hospital and sustained a black eye," she noted.
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, Marks said.
The RMCP would like to hear from anyone with information about this crime. Call the detachment at 604-532-3200 or Crime Stoppers. To leave an anonymous tip, call 18002228477 (TIPS), go online to www. solvecrime.ca or www.facebook. com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers, or text BCTIP and the message to CRIMES (274637).
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