Surrey RCMP retail theft strategy continues with nine arrests in one day


2024-05-03 14:02 PDT

The Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) arrested nine individuals in one day as part of an ongoing retail theft enforcement operation.

Throughout 2023, Surrey RCMP-CRU have regularly conducted Boost and Bust operations that have resulted in numerous arrests and thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise being recovered. This is the third Boost and Bust operation in 2024.

On April 27, 2024, Surrey RCMP-CRU conducted its most recent operation at multiple stores in the Whalley area. Officers arrested nine suspects for a variety of charges including theft under $5000. The recovered items included alcohol, batteries, flashlights, athletic apparel and duffle bags.

Photo of packages of batteries and flashlights on the hood of a vehicle

Photo of bottle of Grey Goose vodka

Photo of assorted athletic clothing and shoes

"The Surrey Board of Trade thanks the Surrey RCMP for their leadership and support of Surrey retail businesses. The retail theft mitigation measures employed by businesses are a partnership between public safety infrastructure and the private sector." says Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

As part of our ongoing retail theft prevention strategy, police partnered with loss prevention officers and security personnel from multiple businesses in North Surrey. Our common goal is to ensure a safe and crime-free environment for both shoppers and staff, and to ensure those who choose to steal are held accountable for their actions. Police will continue conducting targeted retail theft operations at locations throughout the city, says S/Sgt Nigel Pronger of Surrey RCMP-CRU.

For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776

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