East Surrey cell phone store clerk attacked

 

A store clerk was slashed by thieves who robbed a mobile phone outlet in the Clayton Heights area Tuesday evening.

Surrey RCMP say that just before 6 p.m., who men entered a store in the 18600 block of Fraser Highway. They forced the clerk into a back room and then stole an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.

The clerk’s injuries came when he got into a scuffle with the pair. He received some minor slash wounds to one arm, and was taken to hospital after the incident, said Cpl. Dale Carr, spokesperson for the Surrey RCMP.

Witnesses gave the police enough information to track down potential suspects quickly. They found a vehicle linked to the attack in the 14200 block of 64th Avenue. Within minutes of the robbery, police stopped the vehicle and arrested the two suspects without further incident, said Carr.

The suspects, 20 and 16 years old, both from Surrey, now face possible charges of robbery and assault with a weapon.

Carr warned against challenging thieves during a robbery.

“In this instance the victim ended up with knife related injuries, although not life threatening, the outcome could have been catastrophic,” Carr said in a statement.

Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Robbery Section at 604-599-0502 or CrimeStoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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