Suspect charged in Surrey after 4 bank robberies in 4 hours

Feb 20 2019, 8:23 pm

A man who allegedly committed four crimes in a four-hour time span recently has now been charged in connection with the incidents, Surrey RCMP said on Wednesday.

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In a release, police said the short crime spree took place on February 12, beginning around 1:45 pm, when officers responded to a report of a bank robbery located in the 10400 block of 152 Street. “The suspect allegedly threatened and demanded money from a bank employee before fleeing the area on foot prior to police arrival,” said the RCMP.

Within the next four hours, Surrey RCMP received three additional reports of similar robberies at different financial institutions in the North Surrey area.

The second incident occurred in the 15100 block of 101 Avenue and the third incident occurred in the 12800 block of 96 Avenue.

The fourth alleged robbery occurred in the 10400 block of King George Boulevard at approximately 5:45 pm. Frontline officers located the suspect outside that particular financial institution and arrested him without incident.

Following the arrests, investigators looked at evidence and links between all four robberies and were ultimately able to link all the incidents to a single suspect: 24-year-old Richard Orr.

As a result, Orr has now been charged with four counts of robbery and remains in custody.

Police are also asking anyone who may have any further information on the incident(s) to contact them at 604-599-0502.

Alternately, if they wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online.