University of B.C. in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Two attacked at UBC after discovering child porn on online seller’s computer

RCMP warn people to meet in a public place when meeting to exchange goods bought or sold online

RCMP at the University of British Columbia are warning the public to be careful when purchasing items online after a student and friend were assaulted and robbed.

A student had arranged to buy a computer from someone online on June 6, police said, but when he and a friend got back home, he found what appeared to be child pornography on the machine.

RCMP did not say which website the student had used.

“They confronted the suspect about the content, and then agreed to meet the suspect in a parkade to exchange the computer,” Staff Sgt. Chuck Lan said in a release.

They were met by four men who attacked and robbed them, and forced one of them into a vehicle while the other escaped and reported what was happening to police.

“University RCMP immediately responded and took four suspects into custody. The four men are facing several charges.”

Mounties urge anyone meeting an anonymous person online to buy or sell items to do so in a public place or at a police detachment.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘Skinny’ houses could alleviate shortage

Proposal made by Smithers and District Chamber of Commerce to add affordable housing.

Chief Wah Tah K’eght leaves a legacy

Chief Wah Tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) from Witset was reported to have passed away on Sunday morning.

Great news for Indigenous youth program in BC

The federal government came through with over $1 million in funding for Indigenous youth program

Any style, any medium, any artist

The 6x6 Smithers Art Gallery fundraiser is taking work from artists of all ages over the next month.

RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Ottawa area residents take stock of tornado rubble as Ford tours the ruins

A tornado on Friday afternoon tore roofs off of homes, overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and in Gatineau, Que.

School, church and old mining site make Heritage BC’s 1st ever ‘watch list”

The list includes sites in need of protection to maintain B.C.’s culture and history

Yowza! Twerk, emoji and facepalm are added to Scrabble dictionary, OK?

Merriam-Webster has announced 300 new words have been added to the spelling game

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

Lower Mainland activists plan to protest SOGI on legislature lawn, Sept. 29

Cities make power play for new fiscal order with eye to 2019 federal election

Trudeau ordered Champagne to talk with provinces and territories about ways to “address the timeliness of the flow of funds” to projects.

Trudeau arrives at United Nations, hoping to re-establish Canada on world stage

Trudeau is beginning his day at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, where he’s scheduled to deliver brief remarks later this afternoon.

B.C.’s FATSO peanut butter to appear on Dragon’s Den

The Victoria company will be featured on the Sept. 27 episode of the popular show highlighting Canadian businesses

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

Most Read