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Remembrance Day robberies

New Westminster police are recommending two charges of robbery against a 28-year-old New Westminster man following incidents Downtown on Remembrance Day afternoon.


A business in the 700 block of Columbia Street reported a robbery at about 3:50. An officer spotted a man matching the suspect's description running toward Eighth Street and caught up to him after chasing him up the SkyTrain station escalator.

Police said the suspect was also involved in another robbery in the 700 block of Carnarvon Street, and is alleged to have made threats toward the robbery victims, although no one was injured.

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