"Deplorable": Police investigating after Surrey Christmas Bureau robbed

Dec 11 2019, 11:32 am

Calling it a “deplorable” crime, Surrey RCMP said they are investigating after an early-morning break-and-enter at the Christmas Bureau on Wednesday.

According to police, officers were called to the facility, located at 10240 City Parkway, at 6:20 am in response to an alarm at the facility.

Upon their arrival, they discovered that three laptops and $6,000 in gift cards had been stolen.

Police said the investigation is still in its early stages as they continue to explore circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Christmas Bureau is a charitable organization that supports families in need during the holiday season.

“To have an incident like this occur against a charity that works hard to support families during the holiday season is deplorable,” said Surrey RCMP Insp. Gurmakh Parmar. “I encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact police and help ensure we can support those that support the vulnerable in our community.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online.

Members of the public who would like to make a donation of cash or goods to the Christmas Bureau can do in a number of ways, including in-person and online.