Mugger maces man

Langley Mounties are looking for a man who maced a man during an attempted robbery last month.

The attack took place on Feb. 16 at about 2:30 a.m. in the 5400 block of 203rd Street, when a man leaving a building was approached and asked for a cigarette.

The victim said he didn’t have one, and the suspect then asked for the man’s cellphone.

The victim again said no, and in response the suspect sprayed the victim in the face with mace or bear spray. The would-be thief ran away south on 203rd Street.

A police dog tracked the suspect to an apartment complex in the 5300 block of 204th Street, where the trail was lost.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, Aboriginal, standing about 6’0” with a heavy-set build. He was clean shaven with straight teeth and short, dark gelled hair about 2” long. The attacker was wearing a black Gortex-style jacket and dark blue jeans and dark coloured boots.

A composite sketch of the attacker has been created, and police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call them to help with the investigation. Anyone who knows who the attacker is can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Just Posted

Langley Advance has autographed jerseys, tickets up for grabs

Vancouver Giants are enjoying a great season, and one lucky reader is going to see them play Friday.

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

VIDEO: Langley Rivermen putting bullying on ice

People are invited to paint messages of suport, compassion, and kindness on ice Wednesday night.

Letter: One of Langley’s MPs defends Liberal record on veterans

Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag outlines federal government support to counter criticism.

Langley swimmers qualify for championship meet

A recent competition will send some swimmers to the next level.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Slippery roads didn’t deter runners in the 11th annual Fort Langley marathon

PHOTOS TOO: Most registered runners and walkers came out, despite ice from overnight snowfall.

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Canadians find living in small spaces teaches creativity

Canadian families choosing to live in small spaces to bring closeness to children

SAR suspends search for missing man at Sun Peaks

RCMP will continue to search for a missing man near Kamloops but SAR has suspended their role

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

B.C. RCMP officer officially cleared in car wash shooting incident

A report found the Salmon Arm officer fired 14 bullets at the man’s truck

Fallen cedar knocks out Otter area power

Strong gusts of wind caused an entire cedar to split off and crash into power lines

Dawson Creek man, wanted in court, sought by B.C. RCMP

33-year-old Jeremiah Alexander Smith’s vehicle found abandoned near Hope

Aldergrove U18 soccer boys keep on win streak

Aldergrove’s boys prevailed in this game and have a 8 win, 1 tie and 2 loss record

Most Read