Five arrested after North Road robbery in Burnaby

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Five robbery suspects are in jail after a Burnaby business was robbed late Sunday.

Around 11 p.m. Jan. 26, a male suspect entered a business on North Road in Burnaby and demanded money from the lone employee. After grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash, he and four associates were arrested outside, say Coquitlam RCMP.

“We had the area surrounded and arrested the robber as soon as he was outside of the business. We also arrested four of his associates in the area,” said Cpl. Albert Lam of Coquitlam RCMP in a press release. “The arrest of these five individuals was well coordinated. As a result, no one was hurt and we took everyone involved into custody without incident.”

Coquitlam RCMP is working with RCMP detachments in Burnaby, Richmond and Ridge Meadows, and New Westminster police to investigate the incident.

“The collaborative effort has allowed officers in different jurisdictions to work together as a team. We share our intelligence multilaterally and we plan our operations jointly," said Lam. "Good solid police work as a team has brought about the successful arrests.”

Jack Sharhan, 19, of Vancouver faces one count of robbery related to the North Road incident. Reza Ayoubi, 20, and Mohammad Human Mohammad-Ashraf, 20, both of Coquitlam have been charged with one count each of robbery related to the robbery of a different business on Austin Avenue on Jan. 24.

Two other male suspects were released on a promise to appear pending further investigation.



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