An employee tried to tackle a man who grabbed cellphones from a display case at Future Shop on Oct. 7.
Just before 10:30 a.m., a man wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses walked into the store and approached the cellphone section.
Almost immediately, alarms went off, said Cpl. Holly Marks, the spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The man had grabbed two phones, both attached to security wires.
One of the employees tackled the man as he tried to exit the store. Two other Future Shop workers tried in vain to pry the phones from his hands.
A second man hopped out of a waiting Dodge Neon and threatened the employees unless they let him go. The employees backed off, and the duo fled in the Neon, which was later discovered to have been stolen from Hope. They got away with the two phones valued at $1,400.
Police have released a surveillance image of the man who grabbed the phones, and are asking that anyone who recognizes the man contact the police. The man’s getaway driver is described as shorter, with very short blond hair, a muscular build, and in his 20s.
Anyone with information can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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