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Delta man charged with assaulting teens and attempted robbery

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Vincent Plana Jun 13, 2019 11:04 am

A 32-year-old Delta man has received several charges after an alleged assault and attempted robbery of teenagers.

On June 2, at approximately 1 am, the suspect approached six teenagers walking near 1st Avenue and English Bluff Road in Tsawwassen.

The man allegedly demanded that the youth hand over their valuables and threatened to shoot them if they didn’t comply.

One teenager replied that he didn’t have a wallet on him and was allegedly punched in the face, twice.

The group of six ran away and called the police to report the attempted robbery. Officers quickly arrived on scene and located the teenagers.

Fortunately, during a follow-up investigation, a Tsawwassen resident called Delta Police to report video footage of the suspect.

Members of Delta Police’s property crime unit took over the investigation. They were able to secure a search warrant and made the arrest shortly after.

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“I want to commend the youths for their presence of mind that evening,” says Inspector Guy Leeson of the criminal investigation bureau. “They were able to contact the police and provide valuable information which allowed our investigation to proceed rapidly.”

32-year-old Katlin James Richardson of Delta, BC, faces three counts of robbery, one count of uttering threats with the intent to cause bodily harm, and one count of assault.

He has been remanded in custody and will make a court appearance on Friday, June 14, 2019.

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