Richmond RCMP investigating series of robberies by bike-riding suspect

Jul 15 2019, 9:28 pm

Richmond RCMP is investigating a series of robberies that have taken place over the past several weeks.

Police say three robberies occurred between July 3 and 9, 2019, in the evening and afternoon hours. The incidents took place Richmond’s downtown corridor.

See also

The victims were walking and had either their cell phone, purse, or satchel snatched from them their hands by a male suspect riding a bike.

Richmond RCMP is also investigating two robberies and one attempted robbery. Police say the suspect in these cases targeted victims who recently withdrew funds from ATM machines.

The incidents took place in the afternoon and early evening between June 30 and July 5, 2019, near the TD Canada Trust at 8500 No. 3 Road, near the RBC at 10111 No. 3 Rd, and near the CIBC Bank at 8751 No. 1 Road.

The suspect in these robberies is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Late 20s, early 30s
  • Heavy set
  • 6’ tall
  • Dark short hair

“We have several teams of officers from our General Investigation Section working these cases. We would like to remind the community to be especially vigilant and pay close attention to your surroundings,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang, in a release.

Richmond RCMP is asking for anyone with potential information on these crimes to contact the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section at 604-278-1212 by email at [email protected].

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).