Surrey robbers hitting pharmacies

SURREY — Surrey robbers have been targeting pharmacies throughout the city over the past few weeks.

“In each of the robberies a weapon is produced, but not used,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said. No injuries have been reported, so far.

“There are various descriptions of the suspects and investigators are looking at the possibility of these crimes being related to one group.”

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP robbery section at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

In the meantime, police say that in the event of a robbery, clerks shouldn’t make sudden movements, argue with the robber or assume he or she isn’t armed.

“Try to pay close attention to what the robber looks like,” Paquet advises. “Don’t stare, just observe. Only activate a panic alarm if it is safe to do so. Don’t be a hero.”