30 years old suspect arrested in connection to 4 bank robberies in Surrey

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Surrey: RCMP has arrested a Surrey male in connection to four bank robberies that occurred in the City of Surrey in January 2015.

The robberies took place on January 17th in Whalley, January 21st in Guildford, January 23rd in Whalley, and January 24th in Cloverdale. No one was injured during the commission of these four robberies.

After identifying a suspect for all four offences, the Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit arrested the suspect without incident. Darrin Andrew Pelland, 30 years old from Surrey, was carrying a concealed weapon when arrested.

“Our officers were able to link all four bank robberies based on video surveillance footage and witnesses descriptions and were able to focus in on a single suspect.” says Cpl. Bert Paquet of the Surrey RCMP. ”With the rapid succession of the offences, this arrest undoubtably prevented more robberies from being committed.”

Pelland has been in custody since his arrest and while additional charges are expected, he has been charged with the following 13 offences so far:

-Robbery S.344 CC X 5

-Disguise with Intent S.351(2) CC X 4

-Possession Contrary to Order S. 117.01 CC X 1

-Carry Concealed Weapon S. 90 CC X 1

-Possession of Prohibited Firearm S.95 CC X 1

-Carrying a loaded firearm with ammunition S. 91 CC X 1

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.