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Heavy steel door too much for would-be liquor store robbers

Langley RCMP are seeking the driver of this van for involvement in an attempted break and enter at a Willoughby liquor store. - Submitted photo
Langley RCMP are seeking the driver of this van for involvement in an attempted break and enter at a Willoughby liquor store.
— image credit: Submitted photo

A heavy steel door may have been enough to thwart a break and enter at Berezan liquor store in Willoughby on Sunday morning, Aug. 26.

The culprits left empty-handed, but surveillance tape has given Langley RCMP images of the suspects, a man and a woman, and the white cube van they likely expected to use to haul away their loot.

The cube van bears a black crown logo on the side of the  truck box.

The break-in attempt occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Alerted by the security alarm, Langley RCMP officers went to the store in the 19900 block of 84 Avenue where they found damage to a steel door.

It appeared that someone had tried to cut off the hinges, said Cpl. Holly Marks, who speaks for Langley RCMP.

“Fortunately the culprit was not able to gain entry and nothing was taken,” Marks said, describing the damage to the door as “significant.”

If you recognize the suspects or the cube van, RCMP would like you to contact them at 604-532-3200.

Tipsters can also contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), at www.solvecrime.ca, Facebook at  www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers, or text to BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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