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Sketch of Craigslist robber released

This composite sketch is of a man wanted for robbing and pepper spraying a couple who met him in a parking lot to sell jewelry from Craigslist. - RCMP
This composite sketch is of a man wanted for robbing and pepper spraying a couple who met him in a parking lot to sell jewelry from Craigslist.
— image credit: RCMP

It's a lesson of what not to do when selling items on Craigslist, as a couple was robbed and pepper sprayed on Jan. 27.

A couple selling jewelry on Craigslist arranged to meet the buyers at 1 a.m. at the parking lot of Colossus.

The male and female victims met the potential female buyer in the parking lot near Montana's.

The female buyer arrived in a light grey, older model pick up truck with an extended cab. She came with a male.

The victim offered the chain for viewing, the suspect male grabbed the chain and pepper sprayed both victims.

The suspects jumped into their vehicle and fled.

The male suspect is described at approximately 23 years old, 5’8”, 170 lbs., with short light brown hair, a very short beard, and wearing black pants and hoody.

The female was also in her early 20s, approximately 5’6”, 135 lbs., bleach blond hair, wearing blue jeans and a hoody with a yellow logo.

Subsequently, the victims have worked with a sketch artist and a composite drawing of the male suspect has been released.

Police are asking that the public study the composite and photographs and call Langley RCMP if you are able to assist with this investigation at 604-532-3200.

Langley RCMP want to remind people to always be careful when selling on websites like Craiglist. Make sure to meet in public places like cafes, to arrive with a friend or family member, to let people know where you are going. Be extra vigilant when selling high priced items, said police.

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