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Five more Surrey residents charged in riot

Eight more suspected Stanley Cup rioters have now been charged and five of them are from Surrey.

Crown prosecutors have charged 26-year-old Eric Palmer and 18-year-old Chelsea Andrews, both of Surrey, with participating in a riot and break and enter.

Andrews is a former Surrey Storm softball player and Douglas College student, according to the rioter-outing website canucksriot2011.com.

The site identifies her amidst a crowd looting the Blenz coffee shop in downtown Vancouver. Video posted online shows a jubilant woman in a blue shirt and dark leather jacket hoisting bottles of coffee flavouring syrup.

Surrey resident Duncan Yee, 20, is also charged with disguise with intent to commit a crime and break and enter.

Samia Ahmed, 18, of Surrey, faces two counts of break and enter and one court of participating in a riot.

And Arian Anwari, 18, of Surrey is charged with participating in a riot, carrying a weapon (a baton) for a dangerous purpose and mischief.

Others charged with riot-related offences include Sean Yates, 22, of Burnaby; Joshua Pharand, 19, of Chilliwack; and Timothy Lau, 21, of Comox.

The announcement means a total of 103 charges have now been laid against 38 accused rioters.

More accused rioters have been charged from Surrey than any other city.

Vancouver Police have so far asked Crown to prosecute 100 suspected rioters, and prosecutors are still considering charges against dozens of those suspects.

VPD officials have said hundreds more requests could still be made.

Under the province's instructions, prosecutors are asking the court to televise the upcoming trials of Stanley Cup rioters.

Rioters torched police cars and other vehicles and looted stores in downtown Vancouver June 15 after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Cup final.

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