Langley RCMP are asking for tips about a recent incident involving a man who donned a ski mask and chased a woman in a park. (Langley Advance Times files)

Masked man chased woman in Lower Mainland park

Langley RCMP are asking for tips about the Jan. 26 incident

Langley RCMP are asking for tips regarding an incident in which a man wearing a ski mask chased a woman in an Aldergrove park.

Just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, a woman sitting on the bleachers near the southwest ball diamond of the Aldergrove Athletic Park was approached by a strange man.

He put on a ski mask as he approached, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The woman ran immediately, and the man chased her for a time.

“She was able to get away,” Largy said.

The woman headed home and called police. The man was described as Caucasian, dressed all in black, including a hoodie, sweatpants, running shoes, a jacket, and cotton gloves.

Police canvassed the neighbourhood and looked for surveillance video, but were unsuccessful. the woman did not get a good enough look at the suspect for a composite sketch.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to leave an anonymous tip, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

“This incident also serves as a good opportunity to review some personal safety tips,” said Largy.

“Be aware of your surroundings at all times,” she said. “It is not a good idea to walk alone, anywhere, wearing headphones listening to music. Keep your cell phone away in a bag or jacket. You want to make yourself as unappealing to all criminals as you can. If you do see something, or someone, suspicious call the police and get to an area that is populated with people and well lit.”

AldergroveLangleyLangley RCMPRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Abbotsford shooting victim was alleged ‘crime boss,’ according to court documents

Jazzy Sran, 43, was believed to have been smuggling cocaine across the border

VIDEO: Former Abbotsford resident giving away $1,000

Langley native Alex Johnson creates elaborate treasure hunt to give away cash

Missing Richmond man last seen in Chilliwack

Shawn Johnson last seen on June 30 on Main Street

Abbotsford man wins $1 million in Lotto 6/49 draw

Kenneth Giffen wins prize after deciding to stop in Agassiz gas station after fishing trip

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Eagle Landing

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

COVID-19 exposure on Vancouver flight

The Air Canada 8421 flight travelled from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Chilliwack

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE decision

He says his and his family’s longtime involvement with the WE organization should have kept him out of the discussions

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

The franchise was given the name back in 1933, when it was still in Boston

Most Read