Langley RCMP swarm over Willoughby streets looking for thieves

Two men robbed the Old Navy store in a odd incident that included an attempted break and enter soon after at a Willoughby condo complex a few blocks away Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called just after 12:30 p.m. and were advised that two males had entered the Old Navy carrying knives and demanding the clerk open the tills.

The clerk advised this could not be done without a manager.

“The males weren’t satisfied with that answer, so they grabbed two entire cash registers and fled the store,” said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

Police believe they fled in a stolen vehicle.

Both males wore black hoodies, dark pants, gloves and bandanas.

Not 10 minutes later, police received a report of a break and enter in progress to a residence in the 20400 block of 66 Avenue.

The suspects were two males matching the description of the Old Navy culprits.

“Further, they were associated to the same stolen vehicle which was located nearby and seized,” Marks said. “Police also located one of the cash registers which has been seized for examination.”

The Lower Mainland Police Dog Services was brought in to help with the manhunt but was unable to establish a truck and the males got away.

The Langley RCMP would like to hear from anyone with information on these incidents.

Call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers:

There are four ways to leave an “anonymous tip” with Crime Stoppers.

Talk: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Type: www.solvecrime.ca.

Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers.

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