Chilliwack BC – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men suspected of committing armed robberies in the downtown area last week.
On Thursday July 23, 2015 at approximately 2:15 a.m. two males with their faces covered entered a convenience store in the 45900 block of 1st Avenue. As one suspect stood at the business entrance the second suspect, carrying a can of spray, approached the counter and demanded money from the till. When challenged by a staff member the suspect sprayed the employee with an unknown substance and the men ran empty handed from the store.
The suspects were described to police as a Caucasian male, approximately 157 cm (5’2”)tall, wearing black clothing and a hoody while the second suspect was described as a Caucasian male approximately 170cm (5’7”) tall, wearing dark clothing.
“Fortunately the employee was not injured by the spray. The same individuals are believed to be responsible for a second robbery committed later in the morning” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
At approximately 5:00 a.m. two men with their faces covered, one carrying a can of spray, entered a business in the 45700 block of Yale Road and allegedly approached the till demanding money from the victim. The suspects ran away with cash and product stolen from the business.
The suspects are described to police as a Caucasian male, approximately 187 cm (6’2”) tall, wearing a white hoody and a shorter Caucasian male wearing a black hoody.
General Duty officers supported by the Integrated Dog Section quickly responded to both incidents. A thorough search of both areas failed to locate the suspects.
“Our General Investigation Support Team continues to follow up on investigational leads to apprehend the persons responsible for these robberies. We are also looking at whether the suspects are linked to a robbery which occurred earlier in the month”, said Cpl. Mike Rail.
Anyone with any information of these events is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 FREE (TIPS).