Two arrested after vehicle, store targeted

Two arrested after vehicle, store targeted

A pair of Surrey men are facing criminal charges in connection with two separate incidents in South Surrey Sunday.

The first was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 13, after an off-duty officer observed someone breaking into a vehicle in the 3200-block of 156A Street. A police dog team tracked the suspect to the area of 32 Avenue and 152 Street, where another officer had already detained a man who matched the suspect’s description.

Police at the scene recovered a number of items which were confirmed stolen from the targeted vehicle.

Charges of mischief under $5,000 and theft under $5,000 have been recommended against a 27-year-old Surrey man.

A second man was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, after security at a Morgan Crossing electronics store detained a suspected shoplifter.

Police say a 19-year-old is facing charges of theft under $5,000 in connection with the incident. He was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

Police describe both of the arrested men Feb. 13 as chronic offenders.

Peace Arch News