15 year old arrested for robberies at cell phone stores

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15 year old cellphone robber2Surrey: A 15-year-old Surrey boy has been charged in connection with a series of violent cellphone store robberies. RCMP said that four counts of robbery have been laid on the accused. The robberies occurred earlier this year in the City Centre and Newton areas.

“While this is great news for many businesses in our community, our investigation into these robberies is still very active,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet of the Surrey RCMP. “Our officers are now focusing their efforts on bringing further criminal charges against other persons believed to be involved in these offences.”

Over the past few weeks, police have responded to four daytime robberies at cell phones stores in the City Centre and Newton areas of Surrey. On March 25th a store located in the 12800 block of 96th Avenue was robbed by two suspects. On April 3rd and April 11th a store located in the 8300 block of 128th Street was robbed and on April 17th a fourth robbery occurred at a store in the 13500 block of 88th Avenue. Due to the similarities of these incidents, investigators believed these crimes are related with at least one of the suspects being responsible for all four incidents. Police released surveillance photo of the suspect to identify him. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Robbery Section at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.