Robbery at Ladner business linked to collision in Surrey
Delta Police have made an arrest and recovered some cash and stolen property after an armed robbery at a business in the 5200 block of Ladner Trunk Road. The robbery was called into police at approximately 12 noon on April 2, 2018.
Staff at the business alleged that a gun had been used in the robbery, and cash and a quantity of goods was stolen. The investigation also revealed a vehicle of interest associated to the robbery.
Delta police located the vehicle soon afterwards. Police activated emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle at which point the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic in the 12600 block of 68th Avenue. The suspect vehicle failed to stop at a red light on 68th Avenue in the 12600 block, and struck a northbound vehicle.
Fortunately the occupants of this northbound vehicle received only minor injuries.
The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot, and the passenger in the suspect vehicle was arrested by Delta police. Police recovered a number of items stolen from the business as well as a replica handgun.
The Delta police forensics unit attended both the scene of the armed robbery and the crash, while Surrey RCMP is investigating the motor vehicle crash. The Delta Police major crimes unit is also engaged.
The incident remains under investigation.