SURREY RCMP said Wednesday that two suspects have been arrested following a robbery and an assault at a mobile phone store Tuesday evening.
On August 26 just before 6 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at a mobile phone store in the 18600 block of Fraser Highway. Two suspects allegedly entered the store and forced the clerk into the back room before making off with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise.
During the course of the robbery, the clerk was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects and received minor slash wounds to his arm. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Witness information provided to police allowed officers to quickly track the location of a potential suspect vehicle to the 14200 block of 64th Avenue. Within minutes of the robbery, officers conducted a vehicle stop in this area and successfully took the two suspects into custody without incident. Charges of robbery and assault with a weapon are being recommended against the two suspects, 20 and 16 years old, from Surrey.
Challenging the suspect during a robbery is not something that police recommend. In this instance the victim ended up with knife-related injuries. Although not life-threatening, the outcome could have been disastrous. The Surrey RCMP provides tips on their website on what to do if you are faced with someone committing a violent act.
Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Robbery Section at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.