Langley Mounties crack breakfast bandit case

 

It didn’t take long for a Langley RCMP officer to identify the suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of a restaurant – he’d just spoken to the man.

Just before 7 a.m., an officer stopped by the Subway franchise in the 5900 block of 200th Street after someone had complained about a suspicious person.

The officer found the man matching the description of the suspicious man, and they had a brief conversation, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The man said he was just hanging around waiting for the Subway to open up to serve breakfast. The officer checked, and the man was not wanted, so the officer went on his way.

Less than an hour later, police were called again after a masked man entered the store brandishing a club and demanding cash.

The man made off with about $50.

The officer who had checked into the “suspicious person” noted that the description of the robber, and his clothing, matched the man he’d talked to.

The officer quickly located the man nearby and arrested him without incident, Marks said. The money taken was returned to Subway.

Charges against the suspect have been recommended to Crown prosecutors.

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