Woman told to ‘get in car’ at Maple Ridge mall

At no time did the suspect, or his passenger get out of their car or make any actual attempt to touch or grab the woman.

  • Apr. 20, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking to identify and speak to the driver of car after a woman was approached in a mall parking lot last week.

At about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, the woman was walking in the parking lot of Maple Ridge Square Mall, 22441 Dewdney Trunk Road, when the driver of the car told her to get in. The woman walked away and the car –  silver or grey, newer model, mid-sized, four doors – continued on its way.

The woman did everything correct, Const. Amanda Harnett said.

“She did not engage in any conversation, and after becoming alarmed, she removed herself from that area.”

Police are now asking for public assistance identifying the driver, “a darker skinned male,” 25 to 30 years old, slender, “buzzed” dark hair, and high-pitched voice.

The passenger in the car is described as a white male who appeared to be tall, with a muscular build, and dark, medium-length hair.

The car they were in had a dark-coloured interior, and a factory installed GPS/stereo unit in the centre console.

At no time did the suspect, or his passenger get out of their car or make any actual attempt to touch or grab the woman, police said.

“Police do want to speak with this person, as his actions certainly concerned the victim about her safety,” Harnett said.

• Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. England at 604-467-7692.

 

Hospital assault

A 53-year-old security guard at Ridge Meadows Hospital was beaten unconscious by a patient on Good Friday.

The extent of the man’s injuries is not known, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP, who were called to the hospital at 3:15 p.m.

A second man, 68, who was also in the emergency ward and tried to intervene, was also assaulted. He was not injured, police said.

A suspect was arrested at the hospital.

The matter is now before the courts. Police have recommended charges of assault be laid, as well as one of failing to comply with probation orders.