Police Searching for Property Crime Suspect


2017-12-29 14:45 PST

File # 2017-184727

*UPDATE* - On January 5, 2018 this person was captured (see news release).

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who escaped from police while at hospital.

On December 28th, 2017, at 2:40 pm, Surrey RCMP arrested Richard MANTLER, 46 years old of no fixed address, for several property and related offences. Prior to being lodged in cells, MANTLER was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. While at hospital and under police guard, MANTLER fled through an emergency exit while he was handcuffed. Officers and Police Dog Services were not able to locate MANTLER.

MANTLER is now wanted for escape from lawful custody. He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’0, 216 lbs., with short brown hair and hazel eyes. MANTLER was wearing a white Adidas t-shirt with a red logo, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you know the whereabouts or have any information about MANTLER, police want to hear from you right away, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. MANTLER is not believed to be a risk to the public and is known primarily for property offences.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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

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Cpl. Scotty Schumann
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
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