Surrey man, woman charged in theft spree

Surrey man, woman charged in theft spree

SURREY — A Surrey man has been busted and police are still looking for his alleged female accomplice in a series of thefts of autos and break-ins ranging from Squamish to Abbotsford.

Brandon Russell Cumming-Hobson, 19, of Surrey has been charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property, driving while prohibited, identity theft, and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in jail pending his appearance in Port Coquitlam provincial court on Monday.

Samantha Rose Wooton, 23, from Surrey, is charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property, identity theft and failure to comply with a probation order. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

The charges are related to a stolen Ford F350 pickup truck stolen used in a break-in in Langley and stuff recovered from more than 55 break-ins and other thefts in the Lower Mainland.

Police also raided a storage unit in Surrey on Tuesday and seized garage door openers, vehicle insurance papers, more than 40 sets of keys, credit cards, jewelry, computers, laptops, cameras, mail, smart phones, and hundreds of pieces of ID including passports, Nexus cards, government ID, credit cards and $5,000 cash.

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