Two Surrey men charged in forcible confinement incident in North Delta

Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf

TWO suspects who allegedly broke into a business on Nordel Court on August 2, and held two employees against their will, are now facing charges for their actions.

Jerad Cole Couchman, 35, and Harvey Peter Hogan, 51, both of Surrey, face five charges each including: robbery, using a firearm during the offence of robbery, pointing a firearm whether loaded or unloaded, confining two individuals without lawful authority, and break and enter. Hogan has an additional charge of committing an indictable offence while wearing a mask.

The two employees were fortunately not physically injured during this incident. The business however did experience a significant amount of damage.

“Using a firearm during a robbery and holding someone against their will are very serious offences,” said Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police. “Through a considerable and thorough effort, officers in the Investigations Bureau were able to track the movements of the suspects prior to this offence, which assisted in gathering evidence to help identify them. Our forensics unit’s assistance was also invaluable.”

Both Couchman and Hogan are in custody, with Couchman next in court August 29 and Hogan in court August 24.


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