Man arrested after armed robbery in Pitt Meadows

Suspect faces charges; female employee assaulted, but recovering from injuries.

  • Mar. 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested a 49-year-old Maple Ridge man for armed robbery.

Police were called to a business on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows last Wednesday after a man demanded money from a female employee, threatened her with a weapon, then assaulted the woman and stole money from the cash register.

“Police made this a top priority after the suspect allegedly escalated his actions and injured the female employee during the commission of this robbery,” said Insp. Dan Splinter.

Investigators were quite concerned that the suspect, who is unknown to the victim, may continue this type of behaviour.”

RCMP executed two search warrants and arrested a man, who appeared in court pursuant to a number of charges related to the armed robbery.

The female employee was taken to hospital, where she received medical treatment. She was released a short time later, and her injuries are not serious.