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New Westminster police looking for help solving robbery

Two men robbing a 12th Street convenience store on March 9. - New Westminster Police
Two men robbing a 12th Street convenience store on March 9.
— image credit: New Westminster Police

New Westminster police are hoping the public can help them with the investigation of a robbery at the 7-Eleven in the 900 block of Twelfth Street on March 9.

Police say two male suspects, described as being First Nations, entered the store at about 11:20 p.m. One was armed with a machete and was about six-feet, appeared to be in his 20s and wore a black hoodie with a bandana over his face. The other suspect wore a similar outfit but had a backpack and was carrying a small knife. He was of stocky build and about five-foot-five.

Police said both suspects threatened the store staff and stole a number of items before fleeing in a silver vehicle. At about 3 a.m. the next day, Vancouver police spotted a silver Honda Civic believed to be connected with the New Westminster robbery that had been stolen in Burnaby.

Two men and a woman were arrested and turned over to New Westminster police before being released without charges.

New West major crime unit detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact Det. Const. Greg Smith at 604-525-5411.

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