Calgary man charged after alleged robberies and weapons offences in B.C.

By The Canadian Press
May 12, 2016 - 10:34pm

RICHMOND, B.C. — Six charges have been laid against a Calgary man accused in a two-day crime spree in Richmond, B.C.

RCMP say Abbas Abbas allegedly entered a home on April 26 and robbed a 78-year-old woman of her purse and car keys at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect drove off in the woman’s vehicle, which was found abandoned early the next morning.

At around 7 a.m. on April 27, RCMP received a report from an auto dealership about a stolen Acura sedan, followed by another call that a similar car was being driven erratically in a nearby area.

Police say the driver of the Acura allegedly pointed a firearm at the occupants of another vehicle before escaping.

Several officers responded but were unable to locate the stolen car, which RCMP say was later connected to multiple crimes in Vancouver.

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