Fingerprints lead to arrest and charges

A Langley man, 20, is facing charges in connection with a robbery at Subway on Nov. 18.

Fingerprints left behind at a violent armed robbery in an Aldergrove Subway on Nov. 18 has led to one Langley man being charged.

Around 10 p.m., a female store employee was starting her closing duties when two masked men came in and jumped over the counter, said police. One male ran to the rear of the store while the other opened the cash register and began loading money into a bag.

As he loaded the cash, he pointed a firearm at the clerk.  He then pointed the firearm at her head, forced her to the ground and ordered her to open the safe, said police.

She was able to convince him she didn’t have access to the safe and they left with only the cash from the till.

The suspect holding the firearm was not wearing gloves and was seen touching the counter when police reviewed the surveillance footage.  The forensic identification team were able to develop fingerprint impressions from the counter.  After a comparison process, it was determined the impressions belonged to David Sini Holani.

Holani is a 20-year-old Langley resident and is charged with robbery, pointing a firearm and use of an imitation firearm.  He has been remanded in custody and will next appear in court on Dec. 10.

He is going to trial in January 2015 for trafficking and possession of a controlled substance and another trial is set in Vancouver in June for identical charges.

The second suspect in the Subway robbery remains unknown and is described as Caucasian, 22-25 years old, wearing a beige hoodie, a white jacket, black pants, shoes and gloves.  He talked on his cellphone the entire duration of the robbery, said police.

If you have any information that might assist police with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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