Pair arrested in parking garage following armed robberies

Police pursuit began after suspects in two restaurant robberies spotted in Maple Ridge

A 25-year-old Langley woman and her 29-year-old accomplice were arrested Saturday night in an underground parking lot in Langley, charged with two armed robberies that took place in Maple Ridge.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Nov. 26, police observed a stolen vehicle in a parking lot in downtown Maple Ridge. Two suspects got into the vehicle and drove off, while being watched by the Air One police helicopter.

The vehicle drove to an underground parking lot in Langley, and the two suspects were arrested shortly after leaving the car. Police determined the vehicle had been reported stolen in a car jacking in Surrey on Nov. 17.

The investigation determined that the man and woman had allegedly been involved in two Maple Ridge robberies earlier in the week. On Nov. 24, a Maple Ridge restaurant was held up and an undisclosed amount of money and an employee’s phone were stolen.

On the afternoon of Nov. 25, similarly described suspects allegedly robbed a restaurant in Maple Ridge. In this robbery, the male suspect stole the entire cash register before leaving the store.

In both robberies a suspected firearm was produced, and both suspects were captured on video surveillance.

Russell Jordan Mayhew, 29, of New Westminster and Alexandrov Konstanchia, of Langley, have since been charged with the two robberies, as well as possession of stolen property.

At the time of his arrest, Mayhew was also found to be wanted on four outstanding warrants. Konstanchia, who is the alleged driver of the vehicle, was also prohibited from driving at the time of her arrest.

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