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Alleged Surrey bank robber arrested after hitting the same bank twice

The robberies took place only 14 days apart
Surrey RCMP has arrested a 28-year old man who is alleged to have robbed the same Whalley bank twice. The robberies took place on Oct. 16 and Oct. 30.

After making two withdrawals without a bank card in two weeks, Surrey RCMP made sure an alleged bank robber wouldn't be making a third.

The alleged bank robber first hit the Whalley branch at 10200-block of King George Boulevard on Oct. 16 and fled with cash before police arrived at the scene. Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit conducted a video canvass in the area and was able to obtain a photo of the suspect. The photo was shared with police agencies across the province and the suspect was identified as Jason Beherns.

On Oct. 30, just as the Surrey RCMP was requesting a warrant for the Beherns’ arrest, units were called to a second robbery at the same bank. Again the suspect fled the area and despite their efforts officers were not able to find him. It was during the investigation of the second robbery that Surrey RCMP determined the suspect was the same who committed the Oct. 16 robbery.

On Nov. 5, two charges of robbery were laid against Beherns and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Two days later Surrey RCMP officers located and arrested Beherns and he remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

“Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit is committed to solving robberies, not because of the monetary loss, but because of the traumatic impact that it can have on victims,” says Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha, Surrey RCMP. “We are hopeful that seeing this individual charged can bring some comfort to the people involved in these events.”

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