Help police identify robbery suspect (with sketch)


2017-04-03 15:37 PDT

File # 2017-31131

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from a violent robbery that occurred earlier in March in the City Centre area of Surrey.

On March 8th at 6:15pm, Surrey RCMP received a report of a personal robbery near the 10400 block of Whalley Boulevard. A lone woman was held at knife point while her groceries and a few dollars in change were stolen. When police arrived on scene the suspect had fled on foot and could not be located.

Surrey RCMP General Duty officers are leading this investigation with assistance from the General Investigation Unit and an RCMP Forensic Artist. Investigators did locate traffic camera footage of the suspect fleeing the area however identification was not possible.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian or Asian male, 25 to 35 years old, 5'7 to 5'8 tall, with dark brown hair, and wearing a black hoody, black pants, and a black bandana with white floral and/or polka dots covering his mouth and nose. The Forensic Artist prepared a sketch that is now being shared with the public.

hand drawn sketch of suspect

hand drawn sketch of suspect

Thankfully the victim was not physically injured, however this was a terrifying event for the victim and had the potential to become very serious, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. If you recognize this suspect please contact the Surrey RCMP as soon as possible.

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 Please quote file #2017-31131.

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