Jewellery store robbers caught by police a block away
Unfortunately for two males who had just robbed a jewellery store, they were observed by plain clothes police officers who were at the right place and time a block away. handcuffs with blue and red lights
The incident unfolded on April 7 in North Vancouver when at approximately 11 a.m. two males entered a jewellery store in the 1500 block of Lonsdale Avenue. One of the males stood watch while much to the alarm of the store employees the other male suddenly jumped over the counter and grabbed an extensive amount of expensive jewellery from the show cases. Both suspects were last seen fleeing the area on foot. Staff immediately called 9-1-1 to report the robbery.
Working nearby were plain clothes police officers who observed the two males acting suspiciously as they ran down the street. The two males were ultimately arrested by the North Vancouver RCMP with one male fleeing police custody. After a brief foot pursuit, police caught the fleeing suspect. Police successfully recovered all of the stolen jewellery items as the two arrested males still had them in their possession.
Two North Vancouver males, aged 43 and 45, have been charged with Robbery, Section 344 of the Criminal Code, with one of them facing an additional charge of Resisting Arrest, Section 129 of the Criminal Code. Both accused have been held in police custody, and are scheduled to attend court on April 9 for the alleged offences.
“Our officers were not only at the right place and time but were alert to the suspicious behaviour of the two suspects,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. “Fortunately no one was hurt in the robbery and all the property will be returned to the jewellery store owner.”