Surrey RCMP seek public help to identify black suspect in June 25 assault on security guard


The suspect.
The suspect.

SURREY RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an assault against a security guard.

On June 25 at about 2 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery outside an apartment complex in the 10500-block of 132nd Street. Upon arrival, officers located an on-duty security guard who stated he was approached by a light-skinned black male, who asked to use his flashlight to help him find his keys.  The security guard handed over his flashlight to the suspect who then used the flashlight to assault and rob the security guard of his wallet and cell phone.

The security guard was taken to local area hospital by emergency health services with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit is leading the investigation with help from the Forensic Identification Section that is examining evidence seized at scene. The Surrey RCMP Victim Services Unit has been in contact with the security guard and will be keeping in touch with him throughout the investigation.

The security guard was able to provide a good description of his attacker. With assistance from the RCMP’s Forensic Art Service Section, a composite drawing was produced.

“Thankfully the security guard will recover from his injuries, however, the Surrey RCMP needs the public’s help in identifying the assailant so we can hold him accountable for his actions,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann on Wednesday.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or Quote file #2015-89231.