Members of public help police arrest man during foot pursuit in Whalley

SURREY RCMP on Tuesday arrested a man for breaching conditions thanks to a call from the public and their help during a foot pursuit in Whalley.

On April 27 at approximately 2 a.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a call reporting a vehicle alleged to have its rear plate covered in the 9500-block of 132 Street. Police attended the area and spoke to a man and woman associated to the vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store. During the interaction with police, the man suddenly dashed off.

Members of the public who witnessed the incident intervened, stopping the man, which allowed the officer to catch up and make a detention. Further investigation determined that the man was breaching court ordered conditions, including allegedly breaching a condition not to attend the convenience store where he was located.

Twenty-five-year-old Cory Ulmer Brown of Surrey was charged with two counts of breach of probation and remanded in custody.

“This police file has a lot of great layers to it,” said Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Media Relations Officer. “Everything from the initial reporting of a suspicious vehicle, to the assistance of the bystanders. We appreciate the help and support of the community.”

To make a report to Surrey RCMP call 604-599-0502 or 911 in an emergency. If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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