Charges have been laid against a Langley man accused of robbing a Langley City pharmacy twice in July.
Langley RCMP allege that on July 9, a man entered the IDA Pharmacy carrying a ‘baton’ type weapon and bear spray. He jumped over the counter, charged towards staff members and fled several moments later with several bottles of prescription medication.
It’s further alleged, the same man returned to the pharmacy on July 27, this time concealing his face. Unfortunately for him, when he entered the store, he was unable to extend the collapsible baton and fled prior to any contact with staff, said police.
Scott Daniel Johnson, 24, of Langley, has been charged with robbery and disguising his face with intent to commit an offence. He has been released from custody with a number of conditions. His next court appearance is Sept. 11.
“This individual is in custody as a direct result of the professional and diligent work by members of the Langley RCMP general duty and serious crimes unit who were able to quickly identify this individual,” said Langley RCMP Insp. Shawn Boudreau. “Anytime we can minimize or remove an element of harm to our community is a successful day in policing. I am very proud of the members who contributed to and worked diligently on this investigation.”