Cpl. Holly Marks

Couple face charges in string of fast food robberies

Believed responsible for up to 16 holdups in Langley and Surrey

Two 26-year-olds, a man and his girlfriend, have been arrested in connection with a five-month spree of holdups that included two fast food outlets and a liquor store in Langley and Surrey.

A police spokesperson said the pair are suspects in up to 16 robberies of fast food locations and businesses across the Lower Mainland and southern BC.

The man is in jail awaiting trial.

He has been charged with three counts each of robbery and disguise with intent in relation to robberies at two Subway sandwich shops and a liquor store in the Surrey/Langley area.

A female accomplice, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, has also been charged with two counts of robbery in relation to same robberies.

She was released from custody pending trial.

The robberies happened between May and September of this year.

“A good tip led us to this pair,” said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the RCMP Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service.

“Even though there was no weapon produced in these robberies, they were obviously very upsetting for the employees of these businesses.”

Police will be recommending four more charges of robbery and disguise with intent, for other incidents in Port Moody, Langley and Chilliwack.

They may also face charges from Coquitlam, Abbotsford and Kelowna.

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