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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Dix to focus on tech sector, skills training
Election 2014: What can be done about homelessness in Burnaby?
Cancer survivor continues to stand tall
Election 2014: Surrey school trustee candidates unite
City names winner of Our City photo contest
UPDATED: Gravel barge strikes Mission train bridge piling
Pitt Meadows pans medical pot production
Railway delays hobble feed mill industry
George Canyon plays in Mission

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.