Surrey RCMP seek to identify male suspect in pepper-spray attack at residence in Whalley

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      While Delta police announced today (January 6) that they are investigating a spray attack on a woman in Ladner, Surrey RCMP also announced today that, in an unrelated case, they are investigating a pepper spray attack at a residence in Whalley.

      According to Surrey RCMP, officers responded to a report about an assault at a residence in the 13800 block of 102nd Avenue in Surrey on December 19.

      Around 8:30 p.m., a male suspect allegedly knocked on the door of the residence and pepper-sprayed the resident who answered the door.

      The suspect entered the house but fled after “brief contact” with the occupants in the home.    

      Investigators believe that the suspect might have meant to target a different residence but wound up at the wrong address.

      Five people were at home when the incident took place. Three individuals received treatment for exposure to the pepper spray but no serious injuries were reported.

      Surrey RCMP has released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a South Asian male who is about 183 centimetres (six-feet) tall with a medium build and who was wearing a black hoodie.

      Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.

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