16-year-old in Surrey hit-and-run is South Asian known to police

HE’S only 16 years old, but he’s already known to police, and was reportedly caught with several thousand dollars in a bag, some marijuana, drug paraphernalia and five cellphones after being involved in a hit-and-run on Monday around 88th Avenue at 140th Street.

The teen tried to flee on foot while an 85-year-old man lay trapped in his vehicle. But some young men in the vicinity who heard the crash went to the accident scene to inquire and saw the teen take off. But when they heard someone shouting that it was a hit-and-run, they along with two other neighbours gave chase and nabbed the teen.

When they brought him back to the accident scene, the teen reportedly took out a bag of cash and handed it to a woman in the crowd of onlookers and asked her for her phone number so he could retrieve it later. He then tossed another bag with marijuana over a fence.

When police arrived at the scene, the woman handed the bag to them.

The senior victim was extracted from his vehicle and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The teen was arrested and treated for minor injuries at hospital.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet told The VOICE on Thursday that the investigation was ongoing and no charges had been laid yet. He said the teen was known to police.