A 17-year-old Chilliwack student was robbed by a man on a bike who had followed him as he walked home earlier this month.
The incident occurred on Oct. 4 at about 4 p.m. as the teen walked along Clarke Drive, but police are now asking the public for help.
“The suspect clearly intimidated this boy before robbing him of his camera, and we are hoping that someone can identify him or provide further information about this crime,” Hollingsworth said.
The victim told police a man on a bike was following him as he walked north on Williams Street, and then would ride ahead of him only to fall back behind him again.
The victim said he saw a bone-handled knife in a case sticking out of the man’s back pocket as he rode ahead of him.
The victim said when he turned north on Clarke Drive, just off Riverside Drive east of Young Road, the man on the bike rode towards him and demanded the bag he was carrying.
“The boy was scared, so he gave the man his bag, which contained a Panasonic video camera that belonged to Chilliwack Secondary School,” Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said. “The suspect then rode his bike away towards Young Road.”
The man on the bike is described as a white male in his late 20s. He was wearing a black “Pro-tec” skateboard helmet, black “Ray-Ban” sunglasses, and a black T-shirt and blue jeans. He was riding a blue “Mongoose” BMX bike with white handlebars.
Police said the man did not physically threaten the victim with the knife, and he was not injured during the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.