Attempted armed robbery in Maple Ridge

Two men threaten a clerk with a weapon and try to steal cash during a robbery on Dec. 29 in Maple Ridge on 207th Street

  • Dec. 29, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Mounties are looking for two men who held up convenience store on Wednesday in Maple Ridge.

The pair entered the stored, located in the 11800 block of 207th Street, around 8:50 p.m. and brandished a weapon at the clerk.

The men tried to remove cash from the cash register but were unable to and fled.

Ridge Meadows RCMP were called but a police dog was unable to track the men.

“The store clerk was not injured during this attempted robbery,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-20s, wearing dark blue jeans, a black jacket over top of a black hooded sweatshirt with a gray logo on the hood. He was also wearing a white baseball cap under the hood and black gloves.

The second man was darker-skinned and also in his mid-20s. He was wearing a sports jacket with white sleeves.

• Anyone with 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 www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

 

Apologetic thieves

Police are looking for a man and woman who were caught rummaging through a car that was parked in downtown Maple Ridge Wednesday night.

Around 11:25 p.m., the owner of the vehicle spotted the pair inside her car, which was in a parking lot off Dewdney Trunk Road, near 223rd Street.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the woman called out to the pair, asking what they were doing inside her car.

The woman said “sorry” and then fled the area with her male accomplice, taking nothing from the vehicle.

The woman was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and the man was wearing jeans and a leather jacket.

The car had a defective lock on one of its doors that needed repairs.

“The thieves were able to access the vehicle through the unlocked door,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

“Police would like to remind citizens to ensure that all locks on their vehicles are in good working order. Locking your vehicle and using an anti-theft device makes your vehicle less attractive to thieves.”

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