Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on February 18, 2022, frontline Richmond RCMP officers responded to the parking lot of 8200 Ackroyd Road after receiving a report of an attempted robbery. It is alleged that a gray SUV approached an 88-year old woman who was walking at the time. One of the occupants of the SUV tried pulling her inside the vehicle and stealing her purse. The suspect or suspects then fled in this vehicle after their attempt was unsuccessful. Frontline officers combed the surrounding area but were unable to locate the vehicle or suspects involved. The Richmond woman was luckily unharmed, but noticeably shaken by this traumatic event.

This was an extremely harrowing ordeal for this woman. We are fully committed to finding the person or persons responsible for this despicable act, says Corporal Dennis Hwang.

We are asking anyone with information about this incident or anyone with dashcam footage to contact us immediately. Your help could be key to furthering our ongoing investigation adds Cpl. Hwang.

Anyone with information on this attempted robbery, is urged to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2022-4498 or should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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