SURREY RCMP on Wednesday announced that a local man had been arrested and charged for allegedly robbing two convenience stores in the Guildford area.
On May 28 and May 30, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to two robberies. The first robbery took place at a convenience store in the 9600-block of 152nd Street and the other at a convenience store in the 10000-block of 152nd Street.
In both incidents the suspect allegedly displayed a firearm and demanded money prior to fleeing in a black pick-up truck.
On May 31, the Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit, with the assistance of the High Risk Target Team, located the black pick-up truck and subsequently arrested the suspect without incident.
Victor Harrison, 28, of Surrey has been charged with robbery, attempt robbery and two counts of use of imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence. Harrison remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
“Robberies can be traumatizing for the victims involved, particularly when firearms are involved,” said Inspector Beth McAndie. “Violent crimes against people, including robberies, are a top priority for the Surrey RCMP to investigate and prevent.”
Anyone with information which may assist with this investigation is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca