Surrey Mounties seeking suspect in attempted Newton-area robbery


Mounties in Surrey are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night in the Newton area.


Jason Payne / PNG

Mounties in Surrey are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night in the Newton area.

According to Surrey RCMP, police were alerted just after 10 p.m. to an attempted robbery in progress outside a residence in the 6800 block of 148 Street.

According to reports, a young man “was in possession of a possible firearm, and demanding personal items from an adult victim,” police said in a news release.

The suspect, described as a thin, white male between 20-25 years old with brown hair, fled the scene prior to Mounties’ arrival.

Police may have arrived at the scene sooner but in responding to the incident, two police vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of 72 Avenue and 140 Street. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Surrey RCMP are investigating the robbery as well as the ensuing crash, and are appealing to the public for witnesses who may have useful information or video footage.

Anyone with further information about the attempted robbery, or that may have CCTV footage of the suspect, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP.

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