Clerk threatened with ‘infected needles’

A thrift store staff member was threatened by a woman during a shoplifting incident on Nov. 22, Langley RCMP say.

The woman entered the Salvation Army store and took a number of clothing items without paying for them, said Cpl. Holly Marks, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

A staff member followed the suspect and cornered her. The woman then claimed she was carrying infected needles and would stab the staffer. The woman ran off and no needles were seen.

She was last seen heading toward the Langley Bypass towards Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

The suspect is a Caucasian woman who had burgundy hair and acne. She is 5’7” with a slim build, and was wearing jeans and a red hoodie.

This was one of several shoplifting incidents in recent weeks.

On Nov. 7 and 15, police believe the same man was responsible for making off with Playstation consoles from the Langley Best Buy.

In the first incident, the man took two Playstation 3s and walked out of the store, before getting into a gold Nissan Pathfinder with no license plates.

A week later on Nov. 15 the man was back, this time taking two more expensive Playstation 4s and again trying to simply walk out. Two employees tried to stop the man and managed to grab one of the consoles. The man escaped again.

The suspect is a Caucasian man in his early 20s, with a very thin beard lining his chin and a moustache. In the first incident he wore a bright orange ballcap and a black Under Armour sweatshirt. In the second incident he wore a black jacket, a green and white striped shirt, and dark pants.

Another unrelated shoplifting took place on Nov. 15 when a man swiped several items from the Save-On-Foods in the 20100 block of Fraser Highway without paying. He is described as Caucasian, 28-35 years old, with brown receding hair, a dark moustache, and was wearing a dark hoodie with blue jeans.

On Nov. 17, a woman walked into the Reitman’s outlet in the Willowbrook Shopping Centre, folded up a pair of pants and dropped them into a shopping bag, and walked out. She is described as a heavyset Caucasian woman.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Mustang Roundup in Langley attracts car lovers from all over

A car show dedicated entirely to one model of Ford drew admirers and collectors to George Preston Recreation Centre.

LETTER: Langley needs to find balance between construction and destruction

One letter writer calls for review of Murrayville development, saying trees need to be preserved.

Langley netminder makes ‘unbelievable’ saves in draw against Seattle

Trinity Western University women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 draw to Seattle, while boys fell 2-0.

LETTER – Reverse its decision: Langley’s TWU shouldn’t bow to societal pressures

One woman disagrees with Trinity Western University making the code of conduct optional.

Final 40 seconds change the game for Langley Rams

The local football team fell 35-34 to the Vancouver Island Raiders, in a last-minute comeback.

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read