Armed robber targeting Coquitlam corner stores

Police are warning workers in Coquitlam convenience stores about a man with a handgun who has begun robbing small businesses in the area.

Tall, slim man with black handgun identified as suspect in series of robberies

Police are warning workers in Coquitlam convenience stores about a man with a handgun who has begun robbing small businesses in the area.

RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung says a number of similar-sounding robberies have been reported to police beginning in mid-April.

Police say a masked robber caught on a security camera man be targeting convenience stores in and around Coquitlam. (RCMP)

In each incident, a tall and slim man walks in and demands money from the cashier. In some cases, the robber shows the cashier a black handgun.

"This is all the information we are able to share at this point," Chung said in a written statement.

"We are urging those who work at corner store-typed small businesses to be extra vigilant and to call 911 if you see anything suspicious."

Police say the suspect may also have committed similar robberies in the surrounding area.