Screams scare off would-be robber

A Chilliwack woman's screams for help may have scared off a would-be robber Saturday.

A Chilliwack woman’s screams for help may have scared off a would-be robber Saturday.

Police said the victim had just left the Money Mart at 45805 Luckakuch Way at about 4:15 p.m. when a knife-wielding man demanded her purse.

“The victim was able to yell for help, which likely helped in frightening the offender off,” RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

“Thankfully, she was not injured but the potential was there with a weapon involved,” she said.

The suspect, described as a six-foot white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.