Suspect’s named released in six-hour Surrey bank standoff

Manpreet Singh, 32, has been charged with two counts of robbery, one count of mischief and possessing a weapon.

Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh

SURREY — Police have released the name of the man charged in connection with the dramatic bank robbery stand-off in Newton last week.

Manpreet Singh, 32, has been charged with two counts of robbery, one count of mischief and possessing a weapon.

Singh was arrested after a six-hour standoff with police on Feb. 16.

The Surrey RCMP was called to 13650 72nd Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. that day after receiving a report about a bank robbery in progress at the TD Canada Trust. A large area surrounding the bank was soon behind police barricade tape and nearby roads were closed to pedestrians and vehicles.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com