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Multiple charges after late-night assault and robbery in South Surrey

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Two people are facing multiple charges – and police are searching for a third – following an early-morning assault and robbery in Rosemary Heights Sunday.

Cpl. Bert Paquet said police were alerted to the “targeted and isolated” crime just before 3 a.m. June 22, when a resident in the area of 36 Avenue and 152 Street reported seeing three people leaving a residence with their arms full of items.

“They took a cab, they fled from the cab – all three – in the area of King George Boulevard and Colebrook Road,” Paquet said.

A police dog team sniffed out two of three suspects, one of whom was found in a ditch. The third suspect was not located.

Paquet said police identified a victim – who had been assaulted, threatened with a knife, tied up, left in his closet and robbed – after the 36-year-old man asked a neighbour for help.

According to the police report, the incident occurred after a woman who was invited over by the victim showed up with two men.

“We have reason to believe that she was invited by him, although she was a stranger to him,” Paquet said.

Dixie Lee White, 28, is charged with robbery and theft over $5,000; she was due back in Surrey Provincial Court Wednesday (June 25). Kyle Clayton Rooyakkers, 30, is charged with robbery, theft over $5,000, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement; he is due back in court on June 30. Both White and Rooyakkers remain in custody.

A warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Shaun Anthony Tottenham. He faces charges of robbery, theft over $5,000, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.

Anyone with information on Tottenham’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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