Suspect charged following string of robberies

Surrey RCMP has arrested a man who was now been charged with multiple counts of robbery following a series of offences across Surrey and Langley.

In early January, Surrey RCMP responded to several reports of robberies to businesses in the Guildford, Newton, and Whalley/City Centre areas. Noting the sudden rise in the number of business robberies, Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit and Crime Analysis Unit were able to identify some linkages between the recent incidents. Further investigation led to the identification of the suspect, Cory Ulmer Brown.

On Jan. 22, the Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team and the Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit located and arrested Brown for the robbery offences, as well as for multiple outstanding warrants.

Brown is now facing eight charges of robbery and four charges of wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an offence.

“This investigation is an example of how important it is for the public to report these kinds of offences so police are able to track and analyze crime statistics and trends,” said Const. Brad Kelsey, in a news release. “It allows us to quickly identify and address crime increases and, in this case, played a significant role in helping narrow our investigation, leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect.”

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