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Armed Robbery At Convenience Store

On March 9th, 2012 at approximately 2320 hours two suspects entered a local convenience store, located in the 900 block of 12th Street, and committed a robbery. The suspects were described as follows:

Suspect # 1

  • Male
  • First Nations
  • Approximately 6’ tall
  • Appeared to be in his 20’s
  • Wearing black hoodie with a bandana over his face
  • Armed with a machete

Suspect # 2

  • Male
  • First Nations
  • Approximately 5’ 5” tall with a stocky build
  • Wearing a black hoodie and bandana over his face
  • Carrying a backpack
  • Armed with a small knife

Both suspects threatened the store staff and stole a number of items prior to fleeing in a silver vehicle.

At approximately 0300 hours the next morning, members of the Vancouver Police Department observed a silver Honda Civic they believed was connected to the New Westminster Robbery. The vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen out of Burnaby, was not pursued and eventually located abandoned a short distance away from where it was last observed. Two males and a female were taken into custody shortly after and turned over to the New Westminster Police for further investigation, however all three have since been released from custody without charges.

Major Crime Unit detectives have now assumed control of this investigation which remains active. If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact Detective-Constable Greg SMITH at 604-525-5411.

These are two still photographs depicting the male suspects during the robbery.