Surrey boy, 16, arrested in violent Langley street mugging

Two victims were hit with baseball bats before the robbers took off in a stolen van.

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LANGLEY  — A 16-year-old Surrey boy is one of three teenagers arrested in connection with a violent street mugging that happened in Walnut Grove on Saturday.

His identity is shielded by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The same applies to a 17-year-old Mission boy, also facing charges.

Timothy William Greenwood, 18, of Langley is charged with Robbery, attempted robbery and possession of a stolen property.

Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy said the younger boys “will be answering to similar charges.”

Largy said two men where walking home from a Tim Horton when three robbers pulled up beside them in a van.

“One of the victims was struck once with a baseball bat and managed to run away to call police,” Largy said. “The second male wasn’t as fortunate and was attacked by all three males. He was struck several times with the bat and pepper-sprayed. He was robbed of his cellphone and wallet.”

Largy said the three robbers took off in a stolen van.

“The first victim was able to provide a good description of the suspect vehicle and a van matching this description was located at a nearby gas station,” she said.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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