2 men plead guilty for role in dealership robbery, Lower Mainland police chase – Today In BC – Today In BC

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Two men have pleaded guilty for their role in the 2022 armed robbery of a Port Coquitlam car dealership that set off multiple police chases throughout the Lower Mainland.

Kwabena Bosiako and Omar Demetris admitted in court on March 7 that they were among a group of four masked suspects who stole a vehicle from the Journey Approved dealership at 1881 Lougheed Highway on Nov. 22, 2022. When police arrived around 3:40 p.m. that afternoon, the four suspects allegedly exchanged gunfire with the officers before fleeing the scene.

The suspects then led police on a high-speed chase down the Trans-Canada Highway, before crashing the stolen vehicle near the Kind Edward overpass and IKEA. All four attempted to escape on foot. One car jacked a nearby vehicle and made it to Surrey before they were caught, while a second man was apprehended by police nearby.

Two suspects were never caught, according to an RCMP release at the time.

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Bosiako and Demetris now await sentencing. Bosiako has pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery, one count of using a firearm to flee a crime scene, one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle and one count of failing to comply with a release order from June 2-6, 2023. Demetris pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Both men are in custody.

Const. Alexa Hodgins told Black Press Media their investigation into the incident is ongoing as they continue to look into remaining suspects.

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