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Teen robbed, assaulted on busy Chilliwack road

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Chilliwack RCMP are looking for help identifying a group of five young men who assaulted and robbed a teenager last Friday on South Sumas Road near Vedder middle school.

Just before 3 p.m. on April 4, police said a teenaged male was walking to work when he had his iPad stolen by a group of five males.

The teen was walking eastbound in the 45500 block of South Sumas Road. While passing the school, the victim was approached by the five Caucasian males. One, described as blond and wearing a white T-shirt, khaki jeans, white Nike high top shoes and silver chain, demanded to have the iPad. The male threatened the victim with being beaten up if he did not surrender it, according to police.

The victim surrendered the iPad but sustained minor injuries when he was pushed and punched by the group. The assault caused the victim to fall and hit his head.

The other four males were described as all having dark hair and wearing jeans. One of the males wore a Slayer-monogrammed hoody sweat shirt.

“South Sumas Road is a busy place at this time of day,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. “This matter may have been witnessed by passing motorists and pedestrians. We need their assistance in solving this investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of this incident is asked to contact Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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