Store robbed in morning

Male suspect was armed, police surrounded with guns drawn

  • Feb. 5, 2015 10:00 a.m.

An armed thief escaped with some cash after he robbed the 7-Eleven store on Lougheed Highway at 212th Street Monday.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say a lone male walked into the store just before 1 a.m.  Monday and demanded money, then left the premises after getting some cash.

Police brought in one of the Integrated Police Dog services team, but no traces were found.

Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the man was armed, but didn’t threaten employees.

Police didn’t describe the weapon that was used during the heist.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5’4’’, with a slim build and blond hair.

He was last seen walking north toward Dewdney Trunk Road on Laity Street.

Police are also poring over security video and are optimistic they’ll identify a suspect.

 

Standoff arrest

A 17-year-old armed with a knife is lucky to be alive after an armed standoff with Ridge Meadows RCMP officers Monday afternoon.

Police answered a call about a disturbance in a condo building in the 11700-block of 207th Street, just before 2 p.m.

When they got there, the teen took off.

However, when one of the officers chased after him, the teen had armed himself with a knife, “which he held in a very threatening manner toward police,” Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said in a release.

Police drew their guns and told the teen to drop the knife.

He hesitated briefly, then dropped the weapon.

Cops then tackled him and cuffed him.

The situation didn’t end there, however.

As he was being led to the police car he continued to struggle and spit at the police.

One of the officers had to go to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police are recommending three charges of assaulting a peace officer.

The youth’s name cannot be released under authority of the Young Offenders Act, Dunlop said.

 

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