Suspect arrested and charged after one-day robbery spree in Surrey

SURREY RCMP announced on Wednesday that a suspect had been arrested and charged after allegedly committing four robberies in a four-hour span on February 12.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., Surrey RCMP officers responded to a report of a bank robbery located in the 10400-block of 152nd Street.  The suspect allegedly threatened and demanded money from a bank employee before fleeing the area on foot prior to police arrival.

Within the next four hours, Surrey RCMP received three additional reports of similar robberies at different financial institutions in the North Surrey area. The second incident occurred in the 15100-block of 101st Avenue and the third incident occurred in the 12800-block of 96th Avenue.  The fourth alleged robbery occurred in the 10400-block of King George Boulevard at approximately 5:45 p.m. Officers quickly responded and located the suspect outside the financial institution. He was arrested without incident.

The Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit took conduct of the investigation and began coordinating all four incidents with the continued assistance of the other officers. Investigators were able to gather and analyse sufficient evidence from each occurrence to allegedly link all four robberies to one suspect.

Richard Orr, 24, has now been charged with four counts of robbery and remains in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken with police, 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