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Richmond RCMP asking for public’s help identifying robbery suspect

The Richmond robberies appear to be linked to others across the Lower Mainland

Richmond RCMP is appealing for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a series of robberies that took place in the city this past week, which appear to be linked to others around the region.

Over three consecutive days from July 15 and 17, the suspect “entered three separate businesses, made threats and demanded money,” Mounties said in a statement Thursday.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Caucasian male with short, light brown hair and a round face.

In each of the Richmond robberies, the suspect attempted to conceal his identity by wearing a face mask, baseball cap and lightly tinted sunglasses.

“So far no one has been injured during these incidents, and the suspect made off with very little cash,” said Cpl. Ian Henderson, Richmond RCMP spokesperson.

“However, it appears this series of robberies may be linked to other recent robberies at banks and liquor stores across the Lower Mainland.

Mounties said they are releasing few details of the robberies at this time, as they are still under investigation.

Anyone who may have information on the suspect’s identity is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 21-19149. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.