Cherry Hill store robbed at gunpoint for second time

The armed robbery happened in almost exactly the same way as one Dec. 18 in the same store.

  • Jan. 4, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Police are asking for the public’s help following the second gun-point robbery in as many weeks at a Cherry Hill store.

Two males entered the store just before 6:30 Monday evening, with one male holding a gun and demanding a customer lie on the floor.

The gunman reached over the counter and took money from the cash register while the second man stayed outside as a lookout.

Both suspects then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
The first male, who entered the store, is described as six feet tall, wearing a black balaclava, and black cotton sweater. The second male can only be described as wearing a black hoodie with what appeared to be a white shirt pulled up over his face.
The Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service assisted with a search of the area and surveillance tapes have been analyzed but at this time the RCMP do not have any suspects.

“It is unknown if these two males are the same suspects responsible for a previous robbery with a gun at Cherry Hill Store,” said Mission RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Sharon Siluch.

“However, members of the Mission Street Crime Unit are working very diligently on both investigations in an attempt to identify the suspects on both of these robberies.”

Fortunately, nobody was injured in either robbery and no shots were fired.

A similar robbery took place just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 18, with two men of similar description employing the same technique of gunman and lookout.

The police are urging everyone with information on this crime or any crime to contact the Mission Detachment at 604-826-7161 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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