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Man steals cash in Pitt Meadows robbery

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Cash was stolen during a robbery at a Subway restaurant Tuesday in Pitt Meadows.

Police said a man walked into the restaurant on Harris Road around 11 p.m. and implied he had a weapon.

He left after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.

He is described as a white man between 20 and 25 years old, approximately 5-4 tall with a thin build, and weighed around 150 pounds.

He was wearing a black shirt, baggy black jeans, and a black backpack.

He ran west from the restaurant, towards McMyn Road.

• Anyone with any information is asked to call RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at <a href="http://www.bccrimestoppers.com" target="_blank">www.bccrimestoppers.com</a>. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

 

Car crash

Two people were taken to hospital Tuesday evening following a two-vehicle crash on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge.

The crash took place around 7:40 p.m. and resulted in both cars being badly damaged.

A driver and passenger in one of the cars were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have charged a 23-year-old woman from Burnaby with failing to yield while making a left turn.

 

Careless driver

Two people were taken to hospital Tuesday morning after a car slammed into a tree in east Maple Ridge.

The accident took place around 12:20 a.m. in the 23500-block of Fern Crescent.

Police said a man lost control of his car and struck a tree. The driver and a female passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The man has since been charged with driving without due care.

 

In disguise

Ridge Meadows RCMP will be stepping up enforcement around construction zones in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.

RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said drivers should be aware that police officers might be disguised as construction workers.

“They will be watching for anyone speeding or driving in any dangerous manner in these zones,” she added.

Police will also be looking for drivers who are using any electronic device, such as a cellular phones while driving.

“This is all in an effort to keep workers in these construction zones safe, so they can all go home at the end of their day,” said Dunlop.

 

Recruiting forum

On the heels of International Women’s Day, the RCMP will hold a recruiting forum to showcase women in policing on Saturday, March 12.

If you know a woman who is considering a career in policing, this is the event for her.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to female police officers from Forensics, Police Dog Section, Police Operational Skills, Polygraph Unit, Tech Crimes and Recruiting.

Several of these women will give presentations regarding their careers as police officers and the challenges they have faced. There will also be a push-pull machine set up to test your skills on and a polygraph demonstration.

• The forum begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 657 West 37th Avenue in Vancouver. For more information, call Const. Kalinda Link at 604-831-8259.

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