Police chase ends with Lake Country convenience store robbery suspect in custody

A 40-year-old New Westminster man is facing charges related to the robbery.

A 40-year-old New Westminster man is facing potential charges after a Lake Country convenience store was robbed at gun point early Wednesday morning.

On Jan. 21 at 2:47 am, Lake Country RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the 7 Eleven Convenience Store located at 9724 Highway 97. A lone masked man had reportedly entered the store brandishing a rifle and demanded cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

The suspect fled in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and stolen goods.

Police say no one was injured during the incident.

A dark-coloured Pontiac G6 was spotted by police driving fast, north on Glenmore Road a short time later and police officers chased the car.

According to  the RCMP, the car continued heading north, eventually making it to Pelmewash Parkway, with officers in close pursuit. Just south of Oyama, when the suspect attempted to make a U-turn and had slowed significantly, the chasing officers forced his vehicle into a ditch.

The driver, a suspect in the convenience store robbery, was taken into custody without incident . Police recovered stolen cash and property  at the scene.

The New Westminster man is facing potential armed robbery, disguise with intent, flight from police, obstruction and resisting arrest charges. He is in custody and is expected to appear in court later today.


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