RCMP talk inside the Popkum Subway Wednesday

Two armed robberies in Popkum

RCMP on the hunt for suspect or suspects in two separate incidents

On March 25, 2015 at 9:45 A.M. a man with his face covered and carrying a weapon allegedly entered a restaurant in the 53000 block of Bunker Road. The suspect allegedly demanded money from a restaurant employee working at the till then fled on a bicycle with the stolen cash.  RCMP officers from Agassiz and Chilliwack responded to the robbery complaint and conducted an intense search of the area.  The suspect was not found.

On April 3, 2015 at 6:35 A.M. a man with his face covered and carrying a weapon allegedly entered a business in the 53000 block of Bunker Road.  A struggle occurred between the man and a lone employee during which the employee received a non life threatening injury to his head.  The suspect allegedly took merchandise as he exited the business and fled on a bicycle with stolen product.    RCMP officers from Agassiz, Chilliwack, and the RCMP Integrated Police Dog Services responded to the complaint and after an intense search of the area the suspect was not found.

Witnesses of both robberies described the suspect as an aboriginal male, approximately 174 cm (5’ 8”) in height with a medium build.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, police are attempting to determine, if the same person is responsible for both of the robberies.” says Cpl. Mike Rail.

Police ask anyone who may have any information regarding these robberies to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or should you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).