Neighbours help to foil break-and-enter in progress

SURREY RCMP have arrested a man for break-and-enter to a residence with help from watchful neighbours.

On April 19 at 9:23 p.m., Surrey RCMP received two calls from the public reporting a break-and-enter in progress at a home in the 15300-block of 20A Avenue. Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded immediately and located a man inside the garage attempting to gain entry into the residence.
The man was arrested for break-and-enter and was held in custody to appear in court.

Thirty-four-year-old Tyson Cole of Surrey has been charged with ‘break and enter’ and ‘unlawfully in dwelling house.’ He was remanded into custody.

“This is a prime example of the public and police working together. The calls made by watchful neighbours had a direct and positive impact on our ability to arrest a suspect,” said Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Media Relations Officer for Surrey RCMP. “We’re grateful to the community for continuing to report crime, and suspicious activity in Surrey.”

She said that another way to get involved in community safety is through participation in the Block Watch program. For more information on Block Watch and other crime prevention programs, visit the Surrey RCMP website.