Robbers nabbed thanks to help of quick-thinking witness

A convenience store in the 8000 block of No. 3 Road was robbed by two people. -
A convenience store in the 8000 block of No. 3 Road was robbed by two people.
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A man and a woman are in custody following a Friday morning armed robbery of a convenience store on No. 3 Road.

Just after 6:30 a.m. on May 23, a convenience store in the 8000 block of No. 3 Road in Richmond was robbed by a man and woman who escaped in a stolen car. The man allegedly threatened the clerk with pepper spray during the robbery while his female accomplice kept watch.

A sharp-eyed witness got the license plate of the getaway car. Within minutes of the robbery a Vancouver Police officer found a suspicious couple walking near the suspect vehicle and with the help of two other officers, arrested the pair.

Charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, and outstanding warrants are Harry Nahanee, 25, and Abby Warrington, 32, of Vancouver.

Richmond RCMP would like to thank Vancouver police for their assistance in this investigation.

“We are asking the witness who gave the license plate to the store clerk to please contact Richmond RCMP.  The witness left the scene before police attended,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Richmond RCMP or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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