Man accused of robbing, assaulting Tsawwassen teens to stand trial

A 32-year-old Delta man will go to trial next year to face five charges for his alleged role in an attempted robbery and assault of a youth in Tsawwassen earlier this summer.

Katlin James Richardson is facing three counts of robbery, one count of uttering threats and one count of assault.

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Following several appearances in Surrey provincial court over the past few weeks, Richardson was committed to stand trial on the charges starting June 17, 2020.

According to Delta police, on June 2, shortly after 1 a.m., a man approached six youths walking near 1st Avenue and English Bluff Road.

The man allegedly instructed the youths to hand over their valuables, and threatened to shoot them if they did not obey his instructions. One youth explained he did not have a wallet on him, and was allegedly punched twice in the face.

The youths ran away and called 9-1-1. Police arrived on scene within five minutes and located the youths nearby.

During the follow-up investigation a Tsawwassen resident called police to report video footage of a suspicious male from that night.

“This footage proved instrumental in the investigation,” said Insp. Guy Leeson.

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