Third suspect arrested in string of armed robberies in Surrey and Delta

May 17 2019, 5:52 pm

A third suspect has been arrested for a trio of robberies that took place in Surrey and Delta earlier this year.

On February 7, 2019, at approximately 6:50 pm, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a pharmacy in the 15100 block of Fraser Highway.

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Officers learned that two males entered the store with their faces covered, with a knife, and allegedly demanded money and pharmaceuticals.

About 15 minutes later, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a similar armed robbery at another pharmacy located a short distance away in the 15900 block of Fraser Highway.

Police say they located and tried to stop the suspect vehicle, which attempted to flee the scene and caused a minor collision with a police vehicle.

The suspect driver exited the car and tried to flee on foot but was quickly arrested by officers.

During the investigation, police learned of a third similar armed robbery that took place on February 7 at 5:15 pm in Delta in the 6900 block of Scott Road.

Karman Singh Grewal, 26, and Gursimran Singh Sahota, 21, face multiple charges including robbery, and obstruction of a peace officer.

On May 1, Brandon Allen Mayes, 25, of Surrey was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Three counts of Robbery
  • Three Counts of Committing an indictable offence with face covered
  • Two counts of Assault by threatening to use a weapon

Mayes, Gerewal, and Sahota remain in custody.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

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