Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Downtown Businesses Wary of Heists
Chilliwack Mounties look to public for help identifying thief
Released by Cpl Mike Rail, RCMP UFVD
Police respond to robbery at a local Subway Restaurant earlier this week. Below, Mounties park a cruiser at Five Corners after one of the robberies.
CMP are seeking the publicís assistance to identify a man suspected of committing a series of armed robberies in the downtown core of Chilliwack between March 17, 2015 and March 23, 2015.
On March 23, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. a lone man, with his face covered and carrying a concealed weapon, entered a convenience store located in the 46000-block of Yale Rd. The suspect allegedly demanded money from a store employee working at the till then fled on foot from the store with the stolen cash. Officers of the Chilliwack RCMP with the Integrated Police Dog Services responded to the robbery complaint and conducted an intense search of the area. The suspect was not found.
The suspect is described to police as being a Caucasian male, with pale complexion, acne on his face, approximately 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches) to 183 cm (6 feet) tall, slender in build and wearing dark clothing.
"The same person is believed to be responsible for the recent rash of armed robberies in the down town area of the city," says Cpl. Mike Rail.
Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime, General Investigation Support Team, Crime Reduction Unit and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate evidence from this most recent robbery as well as robberies from:
March 17, 2015 at approximately 11:20 P.M., a man with his face covered, carrying a concealed weapon, entered a convenience store located in the 45000-block Of Yale Rd. The suspect allegedly approached the till and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot from the store with cash stolen from the till.
March 19, 2015 at approximately 5:04 P.M., a man with his face covered entered a corner store located in the 45000-block of Yale Rd. and demanded cash from the market owner. The suspect indicated he had a weapon during the alleged robbery. The suspect fled on foot from the business empty-handed after being challenged by the store owner.
March 20, 2015 businesses were robbed on two separate occasions by a man who entered each business with his face covered carrying a concealed weapon.
At 11:38 A.M., the owner of a restaurant in the 45000-block of Hocking Ave. was confronted inside of his business by a man allegedly demanding cash. When challenged by the owner, the suspect fled on foot from the restaurant.
At 11:28 P.M. a man entered a restaurant in the 9200-block of Young Rd. and allegedly demanded cash from the till. The suspect fled on foot with cash.
On March 22, 2015 at 12:15 P.M., a man with his face covered and carrying a concealed weapon, entered a restaurant in the 9100-block of Young Rd. The man allegedly indicated to employees that he had a weapon and demanded money. The man fled on foot with cash stolen from the restaurant.
Again on March 22, 2015, a man with his face covered carrying a concealed weapon entered a restaurant located in the 46000 block of Yale Rd. The suspect allegedly demanded money from the restaurant employee and fled on foot with cash stolen from the restaurant.
Police ask anyone who may have any information regarding these robberies to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-492-4611, or should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-847 (TIPS).
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