Maple Ridge Mounties warn residents of door-to-door shakedown

The latest news from the Ridge Meadows RCMP includes an alert for locals not to give money to anyone knocking on their door.

Roxanne Hooper / Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times
March 17, 2014 04:19 PM

Ridge Meadows RCMP are issuing a warning to local residents.

Under the guise of needing a locksmith or gas money, a suspicious man tried hitting up three residents for cash last week.
And learning of the different incidents, Mounties have since issued a warning to local homeowners.
In each of the Maple Ridge incidents – two cases on Wednesday and the other on Thursday – a man knocked on the front door of a home asking for help in the form of money, said RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
 “Police feel it is the same suspect in each instance,” she said, alerting people not to comply.
The man is described as Caucasian, about 5 ft. 6 to 9 inches tall, with a medium build, black hair, and black beard.
Don’t give him any money, Dunlop reiterated. Taking it a step further, she asked anyone encountering the man or seeing him in their neighbourhood to call the RCMP “right away” at 604-463-6251.

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