RCMP investigate robbery at Maple Ridge convenience store

Man used knife to steal cash and cigarettes.

  • Jul. 11, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A man used a knife to steal money and cigarettes from a convenience store on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge early Monday.

The robbery took place around 6:45 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on Lougheed Hwy. at Laity Street.

According to Ridge Meadows RCMP, a male suspect produced a knife and left the store after getting an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. He was last seen running north on Laity St. toward Dewdney Trunk Road.

Police searched the area, including the use of a dog from the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services, and the integrated Forensic Identification Section.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately six feet tall with a medium build. He had his face partially covered with the hood of his sweater.

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

CrimeStoppers pays a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.