Scam suspect caught by victim’s son in Langley


A wild scramble took place outside the Otter Co-op when a citizen tried to capture an alleged scam artist, say Langley RCMP.

Last week, the Mounties issued a warning about a man who was running a scheme to separate people from their cash.

The man would offer a good deal on a TV – about $300 – but would then head into a building to get the product and vanish.

On Friday, Sept. 26, a local man fell victim to the scam, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

On Saturday, the victim was ta the Co-op on 248th Street with his grown son, when he spotted the suspect.

The son then attempted to detain the alleged scam artist until police could arrive.

The two men got into a shoving match, then the suspect jumped into a vehicle driven by a woman. The victim’s son climbed into the back of the car and refused to get out as the driver yelled at him. 

Police also allege that the suspect punched at the victim’s son, who punched back to stop the attack.

A retired RCMP officer noticed the incident and helped the victim’s son and another man detain the suspect.

Police have now arrested Darrell Anderson, 51, and he is being held in custody on one charge of fraud. He is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Oct. 2.

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