Bank robber captured fleeing scene in Cloverdale


2016-08-19 14:44 PDT

File # 2016-119180

Surrey RCMP officers, with help from a nearby film crew, arrested a suspect as he was fleeing the scene of a bank robbery in Cloverdale yesterday afternoon.

On August 18, 2016, at approximately 12:35pm, a lone male allegedly robbed a financial institution in the 17700 block of 56th Avenue. The first officers on scene were able to broadcast a description of the suspect provided by witnesses. Nearby officers providing security and traffic control for a movie shoot and regular patrol officers were able to flood the area quickly as filming was briefly halted. One officer contacted the film crew and asked them to keep an eye out for the suspect. Almost right away one of the crew members spotted a person matching the suspect description and told the officer. That same officer was able to track down the suspect and take him into custody without incident.

The suspect male, 32 year old Jeffry OZOLINS of no fixed address, has been charged with Robbery and remains in custody.

Thankfully no persons were injured during this incident, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. But thanks to the film crew with a sharp eye, and the fast acting officer, this arrest was made in short order.

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