March 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Updated: March 15, 2018 4:52 pm

RCMP seek men who allegedly pepper-sprayed victim, stole his hoverboard, then stabbed a pursuer

The Coquitlam RCMP are looking for two suspects who they say pepper-sprayed a victim, stole his hoverboard, then stabbed a second victim who gave chase, according to a news release.


Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects who they say pepper-sprayed one victim, stole his hoverboard, then stabbed a person who chased them.

The incident unfolded outside a mall in the 1100-block of Pinetree Way in Coquitlam on Jan. 25, said a Thursday news release.

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Police said the suspects first used pepper spray to rob an initial victim of a two-wheeled hoverboard.

A second person then chased the suspects, confronting them at the corner of Glen Drive and Westwood Street. That person was stabbed in the confrontation and sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Video released by the RCMP shows the two suspects walking into a mall, wearing hoods.

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The first suspect was described as a man in his mid to late teens, of medium height and a slim build. He was also described as having a medium complexion, wearing skinny jeans, a dark, long-sleeved jacket with three white stripes down the sides, a dark hoodie and dark shoes.

The second suspect was also described as a man in his mid to late teens, with a slim build and medium height. That suspect was described as Caucasian, and wearing skinny jeans, a dark jacket with maroon sleeves and a hood, as well as black sneakers with green laces.

“There were many people near the area of the robbery and stabbing, but we’ve only spoken to a few witnesses,” RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said in a statement.

“If there are other witnesses, we would like to speak to them.

“We want to assure anyone who does not speak English as a first language that we can provide a translator.”

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