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Man steals money from child, 9, in Maple Ridge; police investigating

Incident happened along 216 Street Saturday morning
The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Monday that they are looking for a man who robbed a child. (The News files)

Police are looking for a man who stole money from a child in Maple Ridge.

The incident took place at around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, as a nine-year-old was walking along 216 Street.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP can confirm they received an isolated report of an unknown man allegedly taking a five dollar bill from a nine-year-old boy,” confirmed Insp. Jayson Lucash with the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

Lucash said the man made no threats to the child and there was no aggressive, physical altercation. A detailed suspect description was provided to police.

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Police canvassed the area for the suspect, noted Lucash, but without success. They were also looking for witnesses or video surveillance from nearby houses and businesses.

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“Victim services was offered to the boy and his family and the investigation continues,” said Lucash.

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Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

I got my start with Black Press Media in 2003 as a photojournalist.
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