Senior hospitalized after fighting off mugger in Langley City

The 86-year-old woman hit robber with her cane

An 86-year-old woman is in hospital after she fought off a mugger in Langley City.

Police said the senior was robbed of money from her wallet as she walked on 56 Avenue near 201A Street in Langley City on July 14 around 2:30 p.m.

The female suspect took the victim’s wallet, removed the cash then dropped the wallet when the victim struck her with her cane.

The suspect fled east on 56 Avenue.

The robbery victim suffered a broken ankle and severe bruising.

She has remained in hospital since the robbery and is now in critical care, police said

The Langley RCMP Serious Crime Section would like to locate an unknown male who assisted the victim after the robbery but didn’t speak to investigators.

Police would like to speak to this man to determine if he has any further details that might assist with the investigation.

The female suspect is described as a 5’8” Caucasian, approximately 30 years old, with above-the-shoulder blonde hair, wearing a multi-coloured long “Maxi” dress.

Anyone with information that might assist with this investigation, is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

dan.ferguson@langleytimes.com

Just Posted

Man killed, woman in serious condition following South Surrey double shooting

Homicide team on scene after two shot in the 14300-block of Crescent Road

Hawthorne Park decision could come from Surrey City Council tonight

Failed petition will be presented to municipal politicians

Information flows following White Rock’s water-utility-price agreement

Critics ‘have egg on their face’ following announcement, says mayor

Former Langley roadbuilder faces fraud sentencing

A judge will weigh the fate of Matthew Brooks, who pleaded guilty to a $6 million fraud.

Delta staff to review ice arena refrigeration systems

Safety check comes after an ammonia leak killed three people at Fernie Memorial Arena on Oct. 17

Surrey’s seniors entertainment troupe returns for 14th annual benefit concert

The Vaudevillians will be performing at the Surrey Arts Centre on Nov. 4 and 5

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

Silver Creek farm search expands north

RCMP were seen collecting evidence three kilometres north of the farm where human remains were found

Surrey francophone group marks 30th anniversary with concert, exhibit

Montreal-based jazz singer Florence K will perform at Surrey City Hall theatre

Development cost charges could triple in parts of Metro Vancouver under new proposal

Utilities commission chair says rates aren’t keeping up with growth

Ferries re-routed due to fluid spill at Nanaimo’s Duke Point

At least one sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point was redirected to Departure Bay

‘Angels’ help save life of Langley senior

Wilf Driedger believes he wouldn’t be here today if not for the quick action of two strangers

Chilliwack homeless camp dismantled on Monday

Mostly co-operative group emerged from the woods with possessions and dispersed

Most Read