Hunt for fugitive in Surrey

The RCMP in Surrey are asking for the public’s help tracking down a man wanted for a parole breach related to a 2009 Victoria robbery conviction. In a press release issued Thursday, the RCMP said Joshua Ritch, 34, “is believed to be in the Surrey area and may be in the company of a female associate, and is considered a high risk to re-offend.”

Ritch is Caucasian, five-foot-eight, 148 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and several distinctive tattoos.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.