Charges approved for robbery series

Coquitlam, Public Alert

2022-09-27 08:56 PDT

File # 2022-15097

Charges have been laid against a 36-year-old Maple Ridge resident after a joint investigation into a robbery series that occurred in Port Coquitlam.

Coquitlam RCMP responded to robberies on June 13 and June 16, involving fast food restaurants in Port Coquitlam. Investigators from the Coquitlam RCMP Investigational Support Team (IST) assumed conduct of the investigation and were able to link the suspect to a similar robbery series investigated by Ridge Meadows RCMP.

Link to Ridge Meadows media release from June 21, 2022

With the assistance of Ridge Meadows RCMP and RTIC-BC, Coquitlam RCMP identified 36-year-old, Carlos Almeida.

On September 23, 2022 Carlos Almeida was charged with two counts of Robbery.

With the help of inter-agency information sharing, Coquitlam RCMP was able to identify and pursue charges against a prolific offender, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins of Coquitlam RCMP. We appreciate the assistance and cooperation of our policing partners in Ridge Meadows and Real Time Intelligence Centre - British Columbia (RTIC-BC), for helping advance these robbery investigations for charge approval.

Released by:

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

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