Thieves hit two Cloverdale businesses Wednesday

A brazen robbery at the A&W drive-through window follows an earlier report of a break in where thieves helped themselves to frozen meat.

There’s been a brazen robbery at a fast food restaurant drive-through window in Cloverdale and the suspects are still at large, prompting police to ask neighbouring businesses to review their surveillance footage.

Police say at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, two suspects in the drive through lineup at A & W reached through the window with a weapon – possibly a crowbar – and used it to pry open the cash drawer.

The suspects then fled, heading eastbound on Highway 10. They were both wearing masks at the time of the robbery. Fortunately, none of the A&W staff or patrons were injured.

The getaway car may be associated with a reported stolen vehicle – a green Plymouth Voyageur.

The news was followed by a report of another break in at Brickyard Station shopping plaza. Clancy’s Meat Shop at 117 17433 56 Avenue was broken into early on Wednesday morning. At around 3 a.m. July 16, thieves smashed the front door, and stole items from a meat freezer. Surveillance footage shows two white males, one with a shaved head, the other with a moustache, entering the store. One suspect was wearing a black hoodie, the other a blue hoodie. Both suspects wore gloves and were carrying a blue bin.

The footage also shows the suspects driving away in a dark-coloured van.

As with the drive-through robbery, Sgt. Dan Gibbons of the Cloverdale/Port Kells district office of the Surrey RCMP is asking businesses in the area to review their surveillance footage at or near the time of the robbery.

Businesses with information are asked to contact Gibbons at 604-599-7642.

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