The suspect allegedly threatened a security guard with a weapon.
Surrey RCMP say Christmas ‘cranky’ was caught stealing gifts from a car.
At 2:30 p.m. on December 23, Surrey RCMP were notified of an ongoing theft from an underground parking lot located at the Surrey Memorial Hospital.
“Hospital security has located a male suspect who allegedly smashed a car window and stole wrapped Christmas presents,” said a press release.
The suspect allegedly threatened a security guard with a weapon before three security agents took him into custody. They detained him until the police arrived and arrested him.
The suspect, who is known to police, was transported to Surrey RCMP cells where he will be held for a bail hearing.
Charges of theft under $ 5,000, breach of release order, mischief and assault with a weapon have been recommended against the 45-year-old suspect.
“Thanks to the swift actions of the security guards, all gifts have been returned to their rightful owners,” said Corporal Vanessa Munn, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “It’s a stark reminder that no matter where you are parked, valuables should be removed from vehicles. “
Surrey RCMP are reminding the public not to leave any valuables in their car after a thief is caught stealing Christmas presents.