SURREY â€” Surrey Mounties have a suspect in custody following a hair-raising situation in North Surrey on Tuesday afternoon.
At about 12:30 p.m. police responding to a report about a man with a gun near 186th Street and Fraser Highway heard enroute that a pickup truck had been stolen, by the gunman they were looking for, with a female inside.
The suspect bailed from the pickup after a crash involving multiple vehicles near Fraser Highway and 68th Avenue and then stole a Ford Escape, which was found abandoned with a baby inside near 96th Avenue and 158th Street. A 24-year-old man will appear in Surrey provincial court on Dec. 27 and police have recommended charges of robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful confinement.
â€œThe baby has since been reunited with his mother and is apparently unharmed,â€ Paquet said. "None of the multiple victims involved in this investigation were seriously injured, however, they are all recovering from this very traumatic experience.
"What a wonderful Christmas present to be able to return this baby into the arms of her mother," Paquet said.