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Off-duty officer nabs robbery suspects

A Richmond RCMP officer managed to catch a couple of robbery suspects in Metrotown on his day off recently.

He was driving down Kingsway when he saw two males run across the street.

"Cars were braking hard to avoid running them down. I was going to roll down my window and have a word with them but then I saw them strip off their top layer of clothes. I thought something was up so I followed them," said Const. Calvin Leung in an RCMP press release.

Leung parked his car and followed them onto a bus. He told the driver to wait for police and he called 9-1-1. Burnaby RCMP linked the pair to a robbery of a local restaurant that had happened just minutes before. A large hunting knife was found on one of them.

Police say George Mack Nicholson and James Douglas Holden of Vancouver are facing charges of robbery in connection with the incident.

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