Suspicious occurrence at Richmond business under investigation

ON March 14, Richmond RCMP received a report of a suspicious circumstance at a business in the 14000-block of Triangle Road.

The complainant said that she was in a parent monitoring room of a local business when she observed a man allegedly pulling down a young child’s pants. The complainant viewed the incident through a television that cycles through surveillance from various cameras located throughout the business.

The complainant stated it was dark and there were lasers operating, so she could not provide a detailed description of those involved. The complainant did report the incident to staff who immediately turned on the lights and attended the area but did not see anything suspicious.

The incident took place sometime between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. and was reported to police by the complainant at 9:24 p.m.

An initial review of video surveillance of the area where the incident is believed to have occurred has been conducted but nothing suspicious was observed, police said.
“This is a very serious allegation and we are doing everything we can to attempt to identify those involved,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley.

Richmond RCMP are continuing to liaise with the complainant.

The business is fully cooperating with the police investigation and are providing any evidence that could assist in the investigation that remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything, or has information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you are requested to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at