Woman sprayed with unknown substance in "unusual" robbery in Delta

Jan 6 2020, 5:13 pm

Delta Police are confirming the details of what they said was an “unusual” robbery that took place last week.

According to police, a woman was checking her mail at her community mailbox located in the 9000 block of Ladner Truck Road,  around 1:40 pm on January 2, when she was sprayed in the face with an “unknown substance.”

A suspect proceeded to steal her purse and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by an accomplice.

Police were called to the scene but unable to locate the suspects and the vehicle.

Inspector Ciaran Feenan, head of the Delta Police patrol section, called the event “troubling.”

“I want to assure the community that police have been actively investigating this incident, and while we can’t share details,  the matter is being treated very seriously,” Feenan said in a release.

Police said at this time, they are “not in a position to comment on the suspects in relation to this investigation.”