Delta woman sprayed in face and robbed while checking mail in Ladner

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      Delta police are investigating an “unusual robbery” in which a woman was sprayed in the face.

      The Delta Police Department (DPD) stated in a news release today (January 6) that around 1:40 p.m. on January 2, a resident was checking her mail at a community mailbox in the 9000 block of Ladner Trunk Road when a suspect sprayed her in the face with an unknown substance.

      The suspect grabbed her purse and got into a vehicle driven by an accomplice, and fled the scene.

      Although officers were called to the location and searched for the suspect vehicle, they were unable to find it.

      The DPD stated in a news release that they cannot comment on the suspects in this investigation at this time.

      However, DPD Insp. Ciaran Feenan stated in a news release that he wants to reassure the community that police are actively investigating the incident. 

      "While we can’t share details [of the investigation], the matter is being treated very seriously,” Insp. Feenan stated. 

      DPD spokeperson Cris Leykauf told the Georgia Straight that the release was issued after a media inquiry and social media post about the incident. 

      Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police can contact the DPD at 604-946-4411.