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Canada Post worker assaulted, suspects stole mail

By Vancity Buzz Staff | 10 months ago | Speak Up

Ridge Meadows RCMP and Canada Post Securities and Investigations Unit are investigating a robbery of a postal worker.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday December 5, 2013 the postal worker was delivering mail to a community mail box in the area of 116 Avenue and 239 Street when he was approached by two males.

The suspects demanded mail and mail keys, and during the theft one of the men struck the victim in the head with a hard object, injuring the postal worker. After the assault and theft, the suspects got into a grey car and drove off.

Corporal Alanna Dunlop said, This brazen, mid-day attack is very concerning for police and our community. Police investigators are working hard to identify suspects, and bring them before the courts. Suspects did steal a quantity of mail in the robbery. The victim in this incident was taken to hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. Investigators are asking for anyone who has any information to call police.

If you have any information regarding this crime you are asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251, or if you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.solvecrime.ca. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

Source: RCMP | Image: Aina Jameela / Shutterstock

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  • missLod

    stealing mail? really?

  • Dorothy Chartrand

    Ever hear of identity theft? Or Christmas cards filled with gift cards and/or cash? Believe me those mailbox keys are the golden ticket for thieves. I hope the postie isn’t too messed up from this attack. It’s a very serious matter missLod.

  • missLod

    I wasnt aware of xmas cards being filled with gift cards/cash. Am glad I do now !

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