Surrey: Police hope the public can help them find a red, four-door, Ford F150 pickup truck that might be linked to an incident involving forcible confinement and assault, which happened in Newton area.
Surrey RCMP say witnesses heard someone calling for help from inside the truck and, when it stopped, a front passenger got out and attacked a rear passenger — before getting back into the pickup, which drove off.
It happened just after 1 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of 123rd Street and 84th Avenue in the Newton area of Surrey and the truck — which has distinctive low profile tires on chrome wheels, and chrome running boards — was last seen driving south on King George Boulevard.
A person believed to be a male, was heard calling for help from inside the truck. The truck stopped and the front passenger got out to begin assaulting who ever was the rear passenger. When the assault ended, no one got out of the rear of the truck and the front passenger got back in. The truck then left the scene heading east on 84th Avenue. Surveillance cameras nearby captured images of the suspect truck in the area.
The front passenger is described as a heavy-set South Asian man about six feet tall, but there’s no description of the driver or the person in the back seat, and Mounties want to hear from anyone who may have seen the truck or its occupants.
The truck is described as a red Ford F150 pick-up, with four doors, low profile tires on chrome wheels, chrome running boards, and a black cover over the box. The vehicle was last seen driving east on 80th Avenue towards King George Boulevard, and then turning south from 80th Avenue onto King George Boulevard.
“We believe someone will recognize this distinctive truck and let police know it’s whereabouts,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “The safety of the truck’s occupants are our primary concern at this point and we will be working hard to find them and the truck to determine what’s occurred.”
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 www.solvecrime.ca.
(With files from The Canadian Press)