Abbotsford woman arrested for armed robbery in Aldergrove

Briana Hanele Gray now charged with offences in the two communities.

A 28-year-old woman has been charged in relation to a robbery and an attempted robbery that took place Aug. 17 in Aldergrove and Abbotsford.

Briana Hanele Gray remains in custody on various charges.

Langley RCMP were called to the Booster Juice in Aldergrove at about 10 a.m. on Aug. 17.

Police say a woman entered the store and went into the washroom until all  customers had left the building.

When she emerged, she produced what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at the clerk.

She demanded cash from the till, the clerk complied and the suspect fled the store.

The clerk provided a detailed description of the woman to police.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the woman escaped in a cab, but then attempted to rob the driver.

The driver pulled over and called police, who surrounded the vehicle in the area of Mt. Lehman Road and Cardinal Avenue in Abbotsford.

Based on the physical and clothing description, the woman was linked to the Aldergrove robbery and was arrested at the scene. The handgun was found to be an airsoft pistol.

Gray has been charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and use of an imitation firearm in relation to the Aldergrove incident.

She has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and theft of $5,000 or under in Abbotsford.

She next appears in Abbotsford provincial court on Aug. 28 and Surrey provincial court on Aug. 29.