One of two handcuffed young men leans down to comfort his dog Wednesday afternoon on 53 Avenue and 204 Street. RCMP had swarmed the area with at least five vehicles at the time of the noon-hour arrests.

Man threatened with gun for not giving up his cigarettes

Two men arrested and a long barreled paint ball gun seized in Langley City on Wednesday afternoon.

  • May. 8, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Two men, 20 and 18, were arrested after a man was threatened with a gun for not giving them cigarettes on Wednesday.

Shortly after noon, Langley RCMP were called to the 20400 block of 53 Avenue to investigate a gun sighting.

The witness said he had been approached by three men who asked him for cigarettes, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. When he said he would not give them any, one of the three displayed the butt end of a firearm and threatened him. The group argued for a short time and the three suspects fled on foot, said Marks.

A short time later, a Langley officer located two of the men matching the description provided. She arrested the two, a 20 year old Langley man and an 18-year-old Surrey man and completed a search of them. No gun was found.

A perimeter was established in the area and unsuccessful attempts by the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services were made to locate the third suspect. The officers did however locate a long barreled paint ball gun in a grassed area, believed to be the weapon shown.

The gun has been seized, the suspects released for now and the investigation continues, said Marks.

One of the suspects appeared to have a dog, and kneeled down while cuffed to comfort his pet.

At least five police units were called to the scene.

 

Just Posted

Langley equestrian vaulter dominates at BC Games

Danae Moore takes home four gold medals, winning every individual event

Langley City prefers Skytrain but will accept LRT, with conditions

Council declared Skytrain “superior” to planned LRT connection during December closed-door meeting

Langley, Nelson, Abbotsford riders takes top spots in horse vaulting at BC Games

This weekend, athletes took to the Cowichan to deliver their best poses on horseback

TWU-as-Team-Canada wins three in Brazil

Spartans are representing Canada in the inaugural FISU America Games

Langley City considering funding fence to keep homeless away from condominium

Report to council cites issues of “defecation, drug consumption, discarded needles, littering”

Update: Police probe Toronto shooting that killed 2, injured 12; suspected gunman dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December

Deadly L.A. market shooting started with domestic feud

A domestic incident ended after a car crashed into a pole outside Trader Joe’s market

Another heat wave to hit B.C.’s south coast

Temperatures expected to hit the mid-30s in some areas this week

Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

17 people died over the weekend in a deadly boat incident

Man extradited to Canada in Burnaby killing, following arrest in South Korea

28-year-old Jui-Kai Weng was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

Canada beats Triple Crown for Canada Cup softball title

National team’s championship is first at B.C. tournament since 1996

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan.

Most Read