Arrest in multiple juice store robberies

Arrest in multiple juice store robberies

Suspect faces charges in South Surrey and Langley holdups

One man has been arrested in connection with a series of robberies at Booster Juice stores in South Surrey and Langley this month.

That’s according to Lisa Swift, who owns two Booster Juice stores in both communities that were robbed by a man who threatened staff with a knife.

Swift says she was contacted by police on Tuesday, who informed her a suspect is in custody and would be appearing in Surrey Provincial Court the next day, where he is expected to enter a plea to multiple robbery-related charges in Surrey and Langley.

She was also told the man, if convicted, faces a possible sentence of three to five years.

“I am very pleased,” Swift said Wednesday.

The description of the suspect in each robbery incident was similar — a male Caucasian in his 20s, wearing a hoodie and a glove on one hand, who threatened the store staff with what appeared to be a knife.

Security video footage of the Langley store holdup shows a suspect wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat with “Police” embroidered on the front.

The incident was one of at least three in recent days:

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 Ave. was robbed around 5:15 p.m.

In each case, the robber fled on foot with a few hundred dollars.

No one was reportedly hurt in the holdups, but the incidents “traumatized” staff, said Swift, who released video of the Langley holdup in the hopes someone would recognize the robber.

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