Two eateries were targeted by thieves this weekend – one bandit successful, one not.
The first heist was at the Subway restaurant in the 22800 block of Lougheed Highway where the bandit made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At about 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, a man walked into the restaurant demanding money, reported Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
The suspect was described as Caucasian, about 6 ft. tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black sweater, and blue jeans.
He may be in his 20s, and Dunlop said he may have fled in a white Honda Civic.
The second robbery attempt was foiled.
About 24 hours later, just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Domino’s Pizza just a few blocks away, in the 22500 block of Lougheed Highway.
Domino’s staff refused to hand over any money – despite the thief brandishing an item that Dunlop said could have been a weapon.
The would-be thief left in a green minivan heading west on Lougheed Highway. He was described as Caucasian, 5 ft. 10 in., with a thin build.
He was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie, blue jeans, and had a green pillowcase over his head, which was recovered by police at the scene.
“At this time police aren’t sure if this was done by one or two suspects,” Dunlop said.
“Although the suspect left Domino’s without stealing anything, the attempt was certainly evident and is treated the same as the Friday night robbery,” she added.
Anyone with information about either of these crimes is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. Or, to remain anonymous, people can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. CrimeStoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 if information leads to an arrest and conviction.