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Good Samaritan at coffee shop

A stop for a cup of coffee produced more adrenalin than any caffeine could provide for a 29-year-old man at the Tim Hortons in Maple Ridge last Thursday.

After entering the restaurant on Lougheed Highway at 224 Street about 5:30 p.m., he spotted a purse lying unattended on a table. Two other men, however, went over to the purse and one of them picked it up and concealed it inside his jacket. That’s when the 29-year-old turned into a Good Samaritan, say Ridge Meadows RCMP, demanding they return the purse, which the thief dropped and then the pair ran away.

RCMP say the suspect who tried to steal the purse is a white man in his 40s who stands 6-0, with a slim build and red hair. His accomplice is the same height but with a heavier build.

With the help of the restaurant manager, the purse was returned to its rightful owner.

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