UPDATE Surrey RCMP arrest man connected to an assault on a security guard


2021-04-09 08:22 PDT

File # 2021-50419

Surrey RCMP has identified, and arrest a man in connection with an assault at the Dollarama store in Guildford. (see previous news release 2021/04/08)

Surrey RCMP began investigating this assault after receiving a copy of a video showing an unmasked man spitting in the face of a security guard.

Yesterday evening, April 8, Surrey RCMP frontline officers identified the suspect, and made an arrest. A 43-year-old man of no fixed address was taken into custody and issued fines under the Emergency Program Act, for failure to wear a facemask and abusive and belligerent behavior. An assault investigation is on going.

The man was later released. Criminal charges have not yet been laid so the identity of the man is not being released at this time.

Investigators are still asking for any witnesses, including the person who filmed the video, to come forward to help advance this investigation.

Thank you to the media and the public for assisting us, says Sergeant Elenore Sturko, Surrey RCMP Media Relations. As a result of your help, our officers were able to make significant progress, including identifying a suspect, and making contact with the victim.

Anyone with more information, including dash cam footage around the Guildford mall area between 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on April 6, 2021, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2021-50419.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Elenore Sturko
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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