2 suspects arrested in mobile phone store robbery

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Surrey: Two suspects have been arrested by Surrey RCMP in connection to a robbery and an assault at a mobile phone store. On August 26 evening, Surrey RCMP received a report of a robbery at a mobile phone store in the 18600 block of Fraser Highway. Two suspects are alleged to have entered the store and forced the clerk into the back room before making off with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise.

The information provided by witness helped police officers to quickly track the location of a potential suspect vehicle to the 14200 block of 64th Avenue. Surrey RCMP said that within minutes of the robbery, officers conducted a vehicle stop in this area and successfully took the two suspects into custody without incident. Both suspects are Surrey residents. Police recommended charges of Robbery and Assault with a Weapon against the two suspects, aged 20 and 16 years old.

During the course of the robbery, the clerk was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects and received minor slash wounds to his arm. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police cautioned the residents that challenging the suspect during a robbery is not recommended. In this instance the victim ended up with knife related injuries although not life threatening the outcome could have been tragic. The Surrey RCMP provides tips on their website on what to do if you are faced with someone committing a violent act.

Anyone with more information on this incident 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 or www.solvecrime.ca.