Surrey RCMP catch two suspects after mobile phone store robbed

SURREY — Police have arrested two suspects following a robbery at a mobile phone store Tuesday night, during which a worker at the business was stabbed in the arm.

Police are recommending charges of robbery and assault with a weapon against the two suspects, who are Surrey residents aged 20 and 16.

On Aug. 26 before 6 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at a mobile phone store in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway.

Two suspects are alleged to have entered the store and forced the clerk into the back room before taking off with an undisclosed amount of cash and goods.

In the midst of the commotion, police say an altercation took place between one of the suspects and the clerk, resulting in the worker receiving slashes to his arm. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Witness reports allowed police to quickly find the potential suspect vehicle in the 14200-block of 64th Avenue. Within minutes of the robbery, officers found the two suspects during a vehicle stop.

Police remind the public that challenging a robber is not recommended.

Surrey RCMP provides tips on their website on what to do if you are faced with someone committing a violent act. Click here to view the tips.

Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Robbery Section at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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