SURREY â€” 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.
â€œPolice believe the same suspect is responsible for all five robberies,â€ said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. â€œHe was seen brandishing what was described as a black semi-automatic pistol.â€
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.
â€œPublic safety is paramount and thankfully the victims in these robberies have not been harmed,â€ Schumann said. â€œThey did the right thing by not resisting the suspectâ€™s demands.â€