An armed mugger swiped a Langley manâ€™s smartphone near the Cityâ€™s downtown area in the early hours of Thursday, March 20.
Just before 2 a.m., the victim and a friend were walking north in the 5500 block of 203rd Street when a man approached, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The man asked to see the victimâ€™s phone, then tried to grab it, said Marks.
When the victim resisted, the suspect pulled a knife. The victim released the phone, and the thief ran south on 203rd Street.
The mugger is described as heavy set with dark hair, between 5â€™8â€ and 6â€™0â€ tall, wearing fancy jeans and a brown plaid jacket. He may have had a goatee.
The stolen phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 in a grey Otter Box case.
Anyone with information that can help the police investigation can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).