Help ID rollerblading robbery suspect

Surrey

2016-09-01 11:44 PDT

File # 2016-121081

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the alleged suspect in a pair of business robberies this past month who has a distinct mode of transport.

On August 21st, 2016 at approximately 8:55pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a gas station in the 15700 block of Fraser Highway. The suspect threatened the female attendant with a large knife before robbing the store and fleeing the scene northbound on 157th Street on rollerblades.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25-30 years old, approximately 5’8 tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie with white markings, blue jeans, beige ball cap, sunglasses, and rollerblades. (Please see surveillance photos attached.)

(NOTE: Photo has been removed as the suspect has now been identified).

Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit is investigating this incident and believes the same suspect may have committed another business robbery the day before in the same area.

On August 20th at approximately 4:50pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at a bakery in the 15500 block of Fraser Highway. The male suspect threatened staff with a knife before robbing the bakery. The suspect had a similar physical description and was wearing a white t-shirt with green on it, grey shorts, sunglasses, and rollerblades (no photos available).

Our investigators are following up on a number of investigative leads, however, we are hoping the photo of the suspect on rollerblades will assist with identification, says Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann. If anyone has information about this suspect or his whereabouts please contact us with those details.

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 go to www.solvecrime.ca.

Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit would like to remind businesses about the benefits of investing in video surveillance equipment if feasible. Officers routinely canvass surrounding businesses for video surveillance after a crime has been committed to help identify possible suspects or witnesses. More often than not the higher the video quality, the greater likelihood someone will be identified. For more information and tips on business security please visit our website or contact your local district police office.


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