Surgical mask bandit arrested

The “surgical mask bandit” is off the streets.

Mounties say a suspect had hit up bank machines 12 times in the space of about a month – most of them in Surrey and White Rock.

He would approach his victims at various ATMs all after closing time and swipe their cash.

He was described as white, 6 feet tall, with short brown hair, but most notable was the surgical mask he wore to cover the lower half of his face.

Travis Jensen-Pickford, a 23-year-old from White Rock, was arrested 10 days ago.

He now faces a total of 36 charges, including robbery with a weapon, using an imitation firearm and disguise with intent.