Pair charged after pharmacy robberies in Langley

Two Maple Ridge men were arrested and charged with armed robbery for thefts at numerous pharmacies in several communities, including Langley.

Ryan Olson, 27, and Luke Ash, 29, have been charged in connection with a series of pharmacy robberies that took place between Aug. 21 and Oct. 12. The robberies took place in Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Port Moody.

“Members of our Street Enforcement Unit did an outstanding job of investigating, and co-ordinating these robberies, and have made the Lower Mainland a much safer place to live,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh. “They utilized a number of strategies that have resulted in these charges, which has included the recovery of some of the stolen property and other items that will be used as evidence in court.”

He thanked the collaborations of the various police departments. These two aren’t known to police, he said.

They made an appearance in Provincial Court on Nov. 22. Ash got bail and Olson remains in custody.

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