Suspect arrested for assault with a weapon


2024-02-01 14:24 PST

File # 2024-11611

Surrey RCMP is advising the public that one person has been arrested after an incident of assault with a weapon in a South Surrey business.

On January 25, 2024 at approximately 9:20 am, Surrey RCMP responded to a bear spray deployment incident at a grocery store in the 1600-block of 152 Street.

It was reported that a suspect had attempted to walk out of the store with unpaid groceries and when confronted by staff, the suspect deployed bear spray. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

On February 1, 2024, a 31-year-old man was arrested for robbery and assault with a weapon. He has been released on an undertaking with conditions, including not to possess any weapons including bear spray, and not to attend the related grocery store chain in BC. He will appear in court at later date.

We thank the witnesses that provided evidence which assisted the investigators in identifying the suspect, says Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. We are committed to public safety and our ongoing retail theft strategy is geared toward reducing thefts in our local stores.

For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776

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