Firefighters on the scene of a van explosion Sunday night at 104 Avenue and Scott Road. A 1

POLICE BRIEFS: Black market gas hits Surrey

Van containing 1,000-litre container of gasoline blows up at 134 Street and 108 Avenue.

After several similar incidents in the Lower Mainland, black market gasoline seems to have burst onto the Surrey scene.

Sunday night at about 5:30, a white van hit another vehicle at 104 Avenue and Scott Road. It continued on for a couple of blocks to 122 Street and 104 Avenue, where it exploded. A 1,000-litre container filled with gasoline blew up. It’s believed the fuel was destined for sale on the black market.

Surrey RCMP are looking for a clean-shaven Asian male who fled the scene.

Police are following up with interviews with the registered owner of the vehicle, which may have been stolen.


‘Murse’ snatching in North Surrey

A man is in hospital with deep lacerations to his head from a machete attack that took place in North Surrey earlier this week.

At about 1 a.m. Monday, police were called to the SkyTrain Gateway Station at 134 Street and 108 Avenue.

Upon arriving, they found a man on the ground suffering a bad slice to his head.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

His cellphone and murse (man purse) were stolen during the attack.

Police are looking for an Asian male, wearing a black hoodie, with some sort of skull design on it, wearing skateboarding shoes and blue jeans. He was also carrying a black and green murse.

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