Delta Police investigate a three-vehicle accident in Surrey on April 2, 2018 that they say may be connected to an armed robbery in Ladner earlier that day. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Delta robbery suspect arrested after Surrey crash

Vehicle that allegedly caused the accident may have been involved in an armed robbery in Ladner

A suspect in a Ladner robbery has been arrested following a multi-vehicle crash in Surrey.

At around noon on April 2, police responded to an accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 128th Street. Police believed the incident was connected with an earlier armed robbery at a Ladner business.

In an email to the North Delta Reporter, Delta Police public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf said the suspect vehicle in that incident allegedly drove through a red light in Surrey, striking another car. The driver and passenger in that car received minor injuries.

The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot, and the passenger was arrested by Delta police. The DPD recovered a number of items stolen from the business, including cash and other property, as well as a replica handgun.

Staff at the business alleged a gun had been used in the robbery, while cash and a number of goods had been stolen. Police investigation found a vehicle of interest associated with the robbery.

Multiple DPD units were observed at the scene investigating and taking photos. According to a Delta police release, the Delta police forensics unit attended the robbery and the crash, while Surrey RCMP attended the crash. The Delta police major crimes unit is also involved.



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