Pair charged for string of robberies

Police are investigating a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old female in connection with 16 robberies of fast food locations and businesses across the Lower Mainland, including one in Chilliwack.

Police are investigating a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old female in connection with 16 robberies of fast food locations and businesses across the Lower Mainland, including one in Chilliwack.

“There was nothing spectacular about any of them, no weapons were produced and only small amounts of money at each place,” RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks said.

She did not have details of the Chilliwack robbery.

The man, of no fixed address, has been charged with three counts of robbery in relation to robberies at two Subway outlets and a liquor store in the Surrey/Langley area.

He was remanded in custody and will appear in Surrey provincial court Sept. 12

The female accomplice, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, has also been charged with two counts of robbery in relation to the Surrey Subway robbery and the Langley Liquor Store robbery.

She was released from custody on a promise to appear in court Sept. 15.

“A good tip led us to this pair, and police across the Lower Mainland didn’t hesitate to put resources into this investigation, to gather evidence needed to lay charges,” Marks said.

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

Marks said police in the Lower Mainland will be recommending four more counts each of robbery and disguise with intent, for offences alleged in Port Moody, Langley and Chilliwack.

Police in Coquitlam, Abbotsford and Kelowna are also reviewing certain robbery files to determine if there is a connection to the two suspects.

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