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.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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