SURREY RCMP announced on Friday that a prolific robbery offender has been captured and charged following a recent spate of bank robberies that spanned three Lower Mainland jurisdictions.
On August 30, Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit, with assistance from the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), arrested a 34-year-old resident of Surrey for allegedly committing eight bank robberies across the Lower Mainland. The suspect had been arrested by IMPACT earlier in the day in a stolen vehicle in Surrey, before subsequently being arrested by the Surrey RCMP for the robberies.
Jared McClure has now been charged with theft of motor vehicle and six counts of robbery for a series of bank robberies that occurred between July 31 and August 21 in Surrey, Coquitlam and Vancouver.
Thanks to a combination of forensic evidence, video surveillance, witness accounts, and information sharing amongst local police agencies, a suspect was quickly identified and arrested. The investigation is ongoing as officers from multiple Lower Mainland cities work together to determine if the suspect may be responsible for additional robberies in the region.
“This is a great example of collaboration amongst police departments to identify and arrest a prolific offender targeting financial institutions across the Lower Mainland,” said Surrey RCMP Staff-Sgt. Dale Carr. “The frequency of this individual’s crimes and the risk he posed to public safety cannot be overlooked. These types of offenders are often involved in other crimes in the community and have little regard for others’ safety.”
There have been 13 bank robberies in Surrey this year and 10 of these have resulted in charges being laid against alleged suspects.
For more information on business robbery prevention, visit Surrey RCMP website.