Surrey cops investigating string of armed robberies

SURREY — Surrey Mounties are investigating a tight series of armed robberies that happened in Fleetwood on Thursday and Friday.

The most recent robbery happened at a convenience store near Fraser Highway and 160th Street at 12:14 a.m. Friday. The other four were Thursday, within minutes of each other. A restaurant was robbed at 12:05 a.m., near 160th Street and Fraser Highway, then a gas station was robbed at 12:16 a.m., at Fraser Highway and 156th Street. Within the hour, a cabbie was robbed at 12:55 a.m. at 152nd Street and 90th Avenue. A convenience store was robbed at 1:17 a.m. at Fraser Highway and 160th Street.

“Police believe the same suspect is responsible for all five robberies,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “He was seen brandishing what was described as a black semi-automatic pistol.”

The suspect is white, five feet eight inches tall, thin, and has skin blemishes and bad teeth.

Schumann said surveillance footage shows the suspect and a grey sedan, possibly a 2000 or 2006 Chrysler 300 that might have been used as a getaway car.

“Public safety is paramount and thankfully the victims in these robberies have not been harmed,” Schumann said. “They did the right thing by not resisting the suspect’s demands.”

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