The suspect in the Pitt Meadows robbery attempt appeared to be Persian.

The suspect in the Pitt Meadows robbery attempt appeared to be Persian.

Weapon used in Maple Ridge bank robbery

Woman assaulted in Pitt Meadows robbery attempt.

  • Jan. 5, 2016 5:00 p.m.

A young man in a white-hooded sweatshirt robbed a bank in west Maple Ridge on Monday.

He entered the TD Canada Trust Bank, in the 20300-block of Dewdney Trunk Road, just before 6 p.m. and robbed employees of an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man, in his 20s, produced a weapon and got access to the cash machine, from which he obtained money, said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny.

He was seen leaving the area in a blue, late 1990s compact car.

The suspect is white, about 5’9” with a thin build.  He wore a white hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up covering his head, and jeans.

• Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Stus at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip at www.solvecrime.ca. CrimeStoppers pays up to $2,000.00 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Please quote File No. 2015-31204.

 

Woman assaulted in Pitt Meadows robbery attempt

A woman was assaulted in Pitt Meadows by a man trying to steal her purse on Christmas.

The woman was walking in the 12000-block of Harris Road around 10:30 a.m., when a man came up to her and grabbed her purse. She was able to hang on to her purse, but was knocked to the ground and dragged a short distance, Ridge Meadows RCMP said.

The suspect let go of the woman’s purse and left the area in a dark grey four-door sedan, possibly a Volkswagon Passat, driven by another man.

The suspect is a Persian male with dark skin. He is 30 to 35 years old, about 6’2” with dark-coloured eyes, a thin build and narrow face, with prominent cheekbones. He also had a sparse goatee.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect in hope someone will assist in his identification,” said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny.

The driver of the car also appeared to be Persian.

• Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Stus at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip at www.solvecrime.ca. CrimeStoppers pays up to $2,000.00 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Please quote File No. 2015-31204.

 

 

 

 

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