Man charged with robbery at mobile phone store in Surrey

A man is facing charges for robbery at a mobile phone store as a result of an investigation by Surrey RCMP helped by tips from the public.

On October 27, 2019, Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at the Chatr Mobile store in the City Centre Mall. A man went behind the counter, stole cash from the cash box, and threatened the store employee with a weapon. He then fled from the mall on foot.

A public appeal for information was made on November 12, 2019, and yielded valuable information from the public which assisted in identifying a person of interest in the investigation.

On February 12, Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit located and arrested 32-year-old Jeremy Morgan, who was allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm at the time of his arrest. He is now facing charges including robbery, use of an imitation firearm to commit an indictable offence, and possession of a firearm without a license or registration document.

“Surrey RCMP would like to sincerely thank the public for their assistance in this investigation – your tips proved to be an invaluable resource for our officers,” said Inspector Beth McAndie on Monday. “The results from this investigation clearly demonstrate the importance of the partnership between the public and police, and the success we can achieve when we work together.”