Surrey Mounties arrested 32 robbery suspects since July 1

Police say recent robbery arrests highlight public's need for vigilance

Increase in robberies has police reminding the public to be vigilant

SURREY — Since Canada Day the Surrey RCMP has arrested 32 people who together face 72 charges related to multiple robberies in this city.

And more charges are on the way, Cpl. Scotty Schumann said.

Four people charged in connection with Surrey robberies are Michael Langlet, 23, Russel Amos, 30, Matthew Tofflemire, 45, and Dimytro Shevchenko, 29.

Langlet has been charged with four counts of robbery and four counts of wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime related to a series of ATM robberies and Amos has been charged with two counts of robbery connected to business robberies.

Tofflemire has been charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of disguise with intent, three counts of using an imitation firearm and failing to comply with probation conditions, related to a series of sandwich store robberies, and Shevchenko is charged with three counts of armed robbery connected to bank robberies.

Schumann noted the “frequency of robberies has been on the incline.

“Personal robberies continue to make up almost 40 per cent of reported robberies in the city and, as such, citizens need to be aware of this ongoing trend and elevate their personal safety practices,” Schumann said. “These incidents usually involve suspects taking advantage of victim vulnerability or distraction.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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