Help Coquitlam RCMP identify suspects in hoverboard robbery

Coquitlam, BC – Coquitlam RCMP is releasing video in an effort to find more witnesses and identify two suspects from a January 25, 2018, robbery and stabbing.

The initial incident happened just outside a mall in the 1100 block of Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, when two suspects used pepper spray to rob victim A of his two-wheeled hoverboard. Victim B chased the suspects and confronted them at the corner of Westwood Street and Glen Drive. During the confrontation, victim B was stabbed and received serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

“There were many people near the area of the robbery and stabbing, but we’ve only spoken to a few witnesses,” says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. “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.”

Suspect 1 is described as:

  • A male in his mid to late teens
  • Medium height, slim build
  • Medium complexion
  • Wearing skinny jeans, a dark hoodie, a dark long-sleeved jacket with three white stripes down the sleeves, and dark shoes

Suspect 2 is described as:

  • A male in his mid to late teens
  • Medium height, slim build
  • Caucasian
  • Wearing skinny jeans, a dark jacket with maroon sleeves and a hood, and black sneakers with green laces

If you saw anything that might help police, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file #2018-2723).

File # 2018-2723

Coquitlam RCMP

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