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Family pepper sprayed at Surrey home in possible case of mistaken identity

Last Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 7:11 am PDT

A composite sketch of the suspect in an assault with pepper spray in Surrey. (Courtesy Surrey RCMP)
Summary

On Dec. 19, 2019 police responded to a call of a pepper spray assault near 102 Avenue and 138A Street

The suspect apparently knocked on the door of a house then pepper-sprayed the man who opened the door

Police believe the suspect targetted the wrong house

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — The Surrey RCMP needs help identifying a suspect after a family was apparently pepper sprayed at a home in the Whalley area last month.

On Dec. 19, 2019, police responded to a call of a pepper spray assault near 102 Avenue and 138A Street.

The suspect apparently knocked on the door of a house and pepper sprayed the man who opened it. The suspect went inside briefly before running away.

Police believe he meant to target a different home.

Three out of the five people home at the time were treated for exposure to pepper spray, but there were no serious injuries.

The suspect is described as male, South Asian, six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.