Fingerprints lead to alleged Aldergrove robber

Langley RCMP believe they have caught one of two men involved in a violent robbery at a Subway sandwich shop last month in Aldergrove.

On Nov. 18, just before 10 p.m., two masked men entered the Subway shop just as the lone employee was closing up for the night, said Cpl. Holly Marks, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

One man ran into the rare of the store, while the other opened the cash register and began stuffing money into a bag.

As he took the cash, the robber pointed a gun at the clerk’s head, forced her to the ground, and ordered her to open the store safe.

She managed to convince the thief that she didn’t have access to the safe, and he and his partner left with just the cash from the till.

The man with the gun was not wearing gloves during the robbery. Surveillance footage showed where he had touched the store counter, and officers from the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Service recovered fingerprint impressions, said Marks.

The fingerprints led them to David Sini Holani, a 20-year-old Langley resident. He has now been arrested and charged with robbery and use of an imitation firearm, said Marks.

Holani is being held in custody and is to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Dec. 10.

The other suspect remains unknown. He is described as Caucasian, 22-25 years old. During the robbery he was wearing a beige hoodie, a white jacket, and black pants, shoes, and gloves.

Marks said he talked on his cellphone during the entire robbery.

Anyone who might have information that can help police identify the second man can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to leave an anonymous tip, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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