The Surrey RCMP say a suspect is in custody following an attempted bank robbery in Newton at the 13600 of 72nd avenue earlier this morning.
The man was taken into custody at around 2:20 in the afternoon without incident. The Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, and a police negotiator all aided in the arrest.
The Surrey RCMP robbery unit is leading this investigation and officers remain on the scene to speak with witnesses and gather evidence. Road closures remain until further notice.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit www.solvecrime.ca.