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Mounties catch drug store robber
Richmond RCMP have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the robbery of a drug store on the 9100 block of Blundell Road early Saturday afternoon.
Around 12:30 Saturday, Mounties were called to the store at the Garden City Shopping Centre after staff reported being robbed by a man with a gun.
The man, police were told, was dressed in black and was suspected of taking some cologne. When confronted by an employee, he pulled out a handgun and threatened the employee.
The suspect fled the store on a bicycle, but police managed to find the suspect, who after a brief foot chase was taken into custody.
Investigators seized a black replica handgun, along with the stolen item.
The suspect is known to police and had two outstanding warrants.
Charged with one count of robbery and one count of using an imitation firearm is Travis Heath. He is next scheduled to appear in Richmond provincial court on Oct. 29.