Cops nab alleged cold-cut crook after Subway heists
File: Arian Foster prepares BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches for fans at a SUBWAY restaurant on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for SUBWAY)
CTV British Columbia
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:10PM PST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1:21PM PST
Mounties in Langley say they’ve nabbed the man responsible for the robbery of nine local eateries, including various Subway locations, pizza joints and even an Edible Arrangements.
The robberies, which took place between Feb. 2 and 8 across B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Langley, had similar circumstances, say Langley RCMP.
In each case the robber wore a baseball cap, hooded sweater, bandana and used bear spray. In four cases the suspect pepper sprayed employees and onlookers on his way out of the building.
He made off with $15 at one shop – as much as $400 at another.
Langley RCMP say with the help of the detachment’s crime analyst a covert surveillance unit was set up on Feb. 8 in anticipation of another robbery.
After a robbery at a North Langley Fresh Slice Pizza location police tracked a vehicle to a nearby gas station and arrested a man and woman without incident.
“The vehicle was searched incidental to the arrest and several items were recovered linking these individuals to the Langley robberies,” said Cpl. Holly Marks.
Edward Joseph Biwer, 22, is charged with nine counts each of robbery, assault with a weapon and disguise with intent.
The Surrey resident has been remanded in custody and will next appear in court on Feb. 22nd.
A 31-year-old female accomplice, also from Surrey, has been released from custody and is expected to make her first court appearance on Feb. 26. Police are recommending robbery charges.