Youth charged in relation to street robberies


2023-05-29 10:27 PDT

File # 2023- 63558

Surrey RCMP is advising the public that a youth has been charged in a series of robberies in Guildford area.

On April 24, 2023, between 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to three separate reports of robberies and a fourth suspicious incident where a person reported that they felt they were about to be robbed. In all incidents bear spray was produced and used by the suspect who stole cell phones and headphones.

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit took conduct of the investigations, which they believed to be a series by the same suspect. Extensive video canvassing was conducted and information sharing between partner agencies assisted with the identification of a suspect.

On May 17, 2023, a 15-year-old youth was charged with Robbery (x2) and a warrant was issued for their arrest. The suspect was arrested the following day and remains in custody.

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit works closely with our crime analysts to stay on top of trends, such as spikes in personal robberies and any linkages between investigations, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn. While the latest crime cycle statistics show personal robberies are trending down, it’s important the public remain vigilant, keep valuables stored out of sight, and call police if you feel threatened.

Police are sharing some safety tips to consider to help protect yourself:

Additional safety information can be found on the Surrey RCMP websites Protect Yourself page.

Released by

Cpl. Vanessa Munn

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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