CAUGHT ON TAPE: Suspects sought after man and woman force way into Surrey home

Police have released a video that captures two break-and-enter suspects and hope the public can help identify them

Surrey RCMP hope the public can help identify these break-and-enter suspects.

SURREY — Police have released a video that captures two break-and-enter suspects and hope the public can help identify them.

Surrey RCMP say the break-and-enter occurred on April 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the 10000-block of 127A Street.

Surveillance footage shows a man and a woman caught in the act.

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The woman is described as white, 25 to 35 years old with a medium build and shoulder-length brown, curly hair. In the video, she is wearing a grey tank top, denim jeans with a large hole torn in the left knee and pointed flaps covering the back pockets. She was also wearing distinctive off-white and tan coloured boots with half-inch heels.

The man is described as dark-skinned, 30 to 40 years old with a thin build and short, black receding hair. He was wearing a T-shirt with a white pattern or writing, grey denim jeans and deck-style shoes. Police say the man speaks Fiji Hindi.

Police say the woman knocked on the door of the home and when someone answered, the man forced his way in.

The people inside were threatened with a weapon, according to police, and the suspects fled in a silver Volkswagen Beetle (1998-2005 with six-spoke wheels) after robbing the home.

No one was hurt, police say.

“If you know these people, please contact the Surrey RCMP,” said Corporal Scotty Schumann in a release. “Remember to exercise caution when strangers come to your door. Keep your doors and ground floor windows locked even when you are home.”

Surrey RCMP waited four months before releasing the video. Schumann explained why.

“If we come up with suspect identification then we need to show the victims a photo lineup. If there’s been media releases before that then the argument in court is that their memories were tainted by the media,” he said. “That’s why we always try to identify internally.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.

amy.reid@thenownewspaper.com

 

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