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Violent robbery at grocery store

Masked gunmen got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets in a violent lunch hour robbery of the Buy-Low store in Walnut Grove on Saturday, Aug. 25.

And all Langley RCMP have to go on is that the bandits were short.

During the robbery, said Langley RCMP spokesman Cpl. Holly Marks, an employee of the grocery store was hit on the side of the head with a firearm, and had to be treated by B.C. Ambulance paramedics.

Witnesses told police that the getaway vehicle was a blue Dodge Caravan. It was found 10 minutes later in the parking lot of the Save On Foods mall at  8840 210 St.

Buy-Low is at 8850 Walnut Grove Drive.

The vehicle had been stolen from a church in North Langley earlier that morning, Marks said.

Marks added that police want to hear from any witnesses who saw the suspects abandon the van in the Save On Foods parking lot, near a dry cleaner’s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604 532-3200, or phone a tip to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). There are other ways to contact police:

*Type:  www.solvecrime.ca

*Text:  BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)

*Facebook:  www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers.

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