Serial bandit suspected in juice store robberies
Police are investigating the possibility that one man may be responsible for a series of recent holdups at Booster Juice stores in South Surrey and Langley this month.
On June 3, the Booster Juice outlet at 15161 Hwy. 10 in South Surrey was robbed at 7:30 p.m. by a man with a knife.
On June 7, another South Surrey Booster Juice store, the one at 15355 24 Ave., was robbed around 2:30 p.m.
And on June 11, the Langley Booster Juice outlet at 20159 88 Avenue was robbed around 5:15 p.m.
In each case, the robber fled on foot with a few hundred dollars.
The description of the suspect in each incident is similar — a male Caucasian in his 20s, wearing a hoodie and a glove on one hand, who threatens the store staff with what appears to be a knife.
Security video footage of the suspect in the Langley store holdup shows him wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat with "Police" embroidered on the front.
He had keys hanging on his hips and he was wearing blue jeans and a dark, patterned hoodie.
The man was in the store less than a minute.
No one has been reportedly hurt in the holdups, but the incidents have "traumatized" staff, said Lisa Swift, who owns the South Surrey store that was robbed on June 3 and the Langley store that was robbed on June 11.
"The problem is that he is making his rounds, and must be driving to his robberies," Swift said.
Swift released video of the Langley holdup in the hopes someone will recognize the robber.
"I need him off the streets," Swift said.
RCMP confirmed Tuesday that they are investigating the possibility that the same man is responsible for more than one of the juice store holdups and a number of other robberies as well, but no determination has been made yet.