Surrey crime: RCMP search for 3 suspects in liquor store robbery

Surrey Mounties say they are investigating a robbery at a liquor store in which staff members were threatened with a knife.

Police said in a news release on Friday that the incident took place just after 9.15pm on March 15. Officers were called about a robbery at a 72nd Avenue liquor store near 188th Street.

Investigators said they were told one of the suspects “threatened staff with a knife and demanded money”. Another stole liquor from a shelf.

Although officers said they arrived at the scene quickly, the suspects had already fled the area with cash and alcohol. No one was physically injured in the incident.

Mounted police released photos of three suspects, asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

“The faces of the suspects are not visible in the photos,” Const. Gurvinder Ghag in a press release.

“However, investigators believe the suspects are young people who likely have ties to the local community and someone who knows them might recognize their clothing, particularly the unusual use of ski goggles to conceal their identity.”

One of the suspects, the one with the knife, was wearing black clothing and white ski goggles, police said. Another suspect wore a black Adidas hoodie and carried a blue and white Nike duffel bag.

The third suspect was wearing Nike pants, a hoodie and white ski goggles. All three wore blue latex gloves.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Tips can also be left anonymously at Crime Stoppers.

James T. Quintero