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Robbery suspect arrested

Robbery suspect arrested

New Westminster Police have arrested a local man for robbery.

On Saturday, Jan. 29 around 8 a.m., police received a “hold up” alarm from a financial institution in the 700 block of Sixth Street. Officers arrived within one minute and immediately covered off the perimeter. The officers at the front entrance knocked on the locked glass doors and the lone employee rushed over, opened the doors and said an armed suspect was inside. The employee was quickly taken to safety. Concurrently, the male suspect approached the officers, brandishing an “edged weapon” in his hand. The man kept moving toward the officers but soon followed commands and went to the ground without incident. The victim not injured.

The accused is Harold David Gaucher, a 55-year-old New West resident. Gaucher was held for court with police recommending charges of unlawful confinement, robbery and possessing a weapon.

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