A Langley RCMP officer stands by outside the Walnut Grove branch of the VanCity credit union Wednesday afternoon.

Police catch credit union robbery suspect

Abbotsford man faces charges in Langley holdups



An off-duty Vancouver Police Department (VPD) officer helped Langley RCMP round up a suspect in two Wednesday afternoon holdups.

The first robbery was unsuccessful.

Around noon on Oct. 5, a man pushed an employee at the Langley Walmart and demanded money from the till.

When the teller told him she couldn’t open the till, the would-be robber left.

Police believe the same man robbed the VanCity credit union at 201 Street and 88 Avenue around 2 p.m. the same day.

The male suspect approached the teller, demanded cash, and used a bicycle to flee scene with a small amount of cash.

Langley RCMP said an off-duty VPD officer helped locate and arrest the suspect near the scene of the crime.

A 31-year-old Abbotsford man is facing charges.

The same VanCity branch was robbed less than a month ago on Tuesday, Sept. 13 by a short Caucasian man wearing a white T-shirt and black Adidas track shorts with white stripes on the side.

He arrived shortly before the credit union’s 5  p.m. closing time, demanded money and left with a small sum of cash.

He did not appear to have a weapon.

Anyone with information about the September holdup is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.

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