Surrey man charged after spate of eight bank heists throughout Lower Mainland

Jared McClure, 34, has been charged in a series of robberies in Surrey, Coquitlam, and Vancouver

SURREY — A ‘prolific’ bank robber from Surrey has been captured and charged after a recent spate of eight bank heists throughout the Lower Mainland.

Surrey RCMP say Jared McClure, 34, of Surrey has been charged in a series of bank robberies that happened between July 31 and Aug. 21 in Surrey, Coquitlam, and Vancouver.

McClure was arrested in a stolen vehicle on Aug. 30 by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT). He was subsequently arrested by Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit for the bank heists.

McClure is charged with one count of Theft of Motor Vehicle and six counts of Robbery.

Police say officers from multiple Lower Mainland cities are working together to determine if the suspect may be responsible for more 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,” says Surrey RCMP Staff Sergeant Dale Carr. “The frequency of this individual’s crimes and the risk he posed to public safety cannot be overlooked. These type of offenders are often involved in other crimes in the community and have little regard for others’ safety.”

RCMP say there have been 13 bank robberies in Surrey this year and 10 of these have resulted in charges being laid.



beau.simpson@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

UPDATE: Wind warning has ended for Metro Vancouver

More than 34,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark on Sunday morning in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants blanked by Portland Winterhawks

Saturday’s 2-0 setback marks first regulation loss for G-Men in 10 games

Langley Clothes by the Pound closes

Thrift store that tried to introduce a new approach to bargain hunting may have gone out of business

Proposal to ban pot dispensaries in White Rock would affect Langley businessman

Randy Caine and partners hope to open dispensaries once laws are changed

Mom delivers plastic mats to Langley’s homeless

Jenifer Kosman fashions sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington on Vancouver Island

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, vehicles buried under more than three feet of snow

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Coquihalla drivers prepare for snow

Wintry conditions persist, with snow warnings for Coquihalla

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Most Read