Men try to snatch purse in Maple Ridge

The woman was walking through Merkley Park in Maple Ridge when she was stopped by the men

  • Apr. 5, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Men try to snatch purse in Maple Ridge

Police are looking for two men who tried to snatch a purse Tuesday evening from a woman walking through a Maple Ridge park.

The woman in her 20s was on the north side of Merkley Park, in the 22200-block of 124th Avenue, when she was stopped by the men around 4:20 p.m.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said one of the men tried to grab her purse.

When she fought back, the woman was slapped on her face, but the man was unable to steal her purse.

Both men fled the park and were last seen heading south towards 122nd Avenue.

Dunlop said the woman did not get a good look at the suspects.

“The victim was not injured in the attack,” she added.

The men are described as being six feet tall and believed to be Caucasian.

One man was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, while his accomplice was wearing a hat, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

• Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at  604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


Mischief makers

Police are looking for vandals who smashed windows along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge early Sunday.

A business in the 22300-block of Lougheed Highway was the first to get hit around 2:30 a.m.

While police were investigating the first report, a second call was received, advising officers vandals had broken a small window of another business in the 22600-block of Lougheed Hwy.

Neither business was broken into, but police were unable to locate suspects nearby.

“Wanton acts of wilful damage can happen without justification.  The suspects may be under the influence of alcohol, or possibly a street drug,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

“Police have come across situations whereby the suspect has a grudge against a victim or business. Police are asking the public to call if they see anyone damaging property or know of people who have damaged property.”


Rowdy youth

A fence and two cars were vandalized Friday night in Pitt Meadows.

Police were called to Harris Road Park around 10:45 p.m. about a group of rowdy youths.

By the time officers arrived, the youth had left the area.

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