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Surrey RCMP asking people to steer clear of parts of 72nd Ave

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 16, 2016 9:52 am

UPDATE 11:12 a.m.: Surrey RCMP have provided the following update regarding this morning’s events at the 13600 block of 72nd Avenue: “At approximately 8:30am this morning, Surrey RCMP received multiple calls about a robbery in progress at a financial institution at this location. Upon police attendance, initial reports were that all staff and customers were evacuated. Officers have secured the area and setup a perimeter to ensure public safety and will remain on scene until the building is cleared. Additional police resources have also been called in. The area remains closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. More information will be released as it becomes available.”

Earlier 

Surrey RCMP are asking motorists, pedestrians, and transit users to stay away from the 13600 block of 72nd Avenue due to a police incident.

That covers an area of 72nd Avenue from King George Boulevard to 138th Street.

TransLink had the following to say regarding transit rerouting:

Please be advised that all bus service going in and out of the Newton Exchange bus loop in Surrey is currently diverted due to an ongoing police incident that happened around 10:10 this morning.

Routes numbered:  321, 96, 341, 335, 301, 325, 319 and C-75 are impacted until further notice.  

A temporary bus loop has been situated at 138th Street and 72 ave. on the street.   Buses are being diverted from King George via 74th ave down to 138th and east or south onto 68th ave. then returning onto King George.

Passengers should allow extra travel time.

While the Surrey RCMP won’t give many details, they will give updates as events unfold.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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