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Masked men mug dike walkers

Briefs from the Squamish RCMP

On Saturday (Oct. 17), Squamish RCMP received a report of two males who were robbed while walking on the dyke near Government Road in Brackendale. The male victims were walking on the dyke when approached by three masked males. The suspects bear sprayed and hit the two males with a piece of wood. The suspects made off with wallets, ID, cell phones and approximately $350 in cash. The victims suffered minor injuries as a result. Squamish RCMP is asking anyone who witnessed or knows anything about this incident to contact the detachment at 604 892-6100, or anonymously on the CrimeStoppers line at 1 800-222-TIPS.

Thief attempts grocery heist

On Friday (Oct. 16), a Squamish RCMP member attended Extra Foods for a shoplifter in custody by the store's loss prevention officer. The officer advised police that a 48-year-old Squamish female attempted to leave the store with $1,131.89 worth of groceries. The female was arrested and released on a promise to appear to face charges of theft under $5,000 in North Vancouver.

Stoned driver arrested

On Thursday, Oct. 15, Squamish RCMP members stopped a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 99 near Lions Bay. Upon dealing with the driver, embers could smell a strong odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was identified as a 27-year-old male from Quebec. He produced a small bag of marijuana to the officers and admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and his vehicle was searched. No additional drugs found. The driver was issued various motor vehicle violations as well as served a 24-hour driving prohibition.

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