Suspect may have robbed banks in three cities

Coquitlam RCMP have released the name of a suspect.

  • Jun. 8, 2016 6:00 a.m.

UPDATE: Cang Wawu was arrested by the Surrey RCMP on June 9 and now faces charges in relation to three robberies.

Wawu, 18, was arrested without incident and remains in custody.

Investigators are still working on the case and more charges may be laid.

Original story:

Coquitlam RCMP have identified a suspect in a string of bank robberies in Langley and across the Lower Mainland.

Cang Wawu is wanted by the Coquitlam RCM Pfor one count of robbery.

He is under investigation for a number of similar offences in other communities, said Const. Jamie Phillipson.

The Coquitlam Robbery Section worked with police from Surrey, Langley, New Westminster, and Vancouver in the investigation.

Wawu is a suspect in the May 22 robbery of a bank in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue in Port Coquitlam.

Police ask that anyone who sees Wawu not approach him, and call 911 immediately.

Wawu is 18 years old, with shaved black hair, standing 5’9” and 141 pounds, with a medium build.

Anyone with information on Wawu’s whereabouts is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


Just Posted

Langley chamber joins call to kill ‘no pipeline ever’ law

Bill C-69 will hurt the local Langley economy, Chamber warns

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

Woman groped on Langley’s 208th Street

Police are asking for tips to identify the man responsible.

PHOTOS: Family Day a success at Aldergrove Telephone Museum

A record number of people visited the Telephone Museum on Monday to tour the historic exhibits.

Fort jazz fest on the search for young talent

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is looking for their first “Rising Young Star.”

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could say the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Most Read