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UPDATED: Charges laid in White Rock police incident

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A 24-year-old White Rock man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a police raid rescued him from a home in the 15300-block of Pacific Avenue on May 24.

White Rock RCMP Const. Janelle Shoihet said this week the man's eyes were swollen shut and he had a welt on the back of his head, but the victim was released after spending a day in hospital.

The man was one of two hurt in what police describe as a "targeted attack" on May 22.

The other man, a 40-year-old White Rock resident, suffered less severe injuries that did not require hospitalization, Shoihet said.

More information about the raid was released Tuesday (June 5), after police disclosed that two Surrey men have been charged with multiple criminal offences in connection with the alleged assaults and unlawful confinement.

Robert Orr, 28, was arrested on May 25 and Tyrone McDougall, 33, was arrested June 1.

Both McDougall and Orr have been charged with two counts each of forcible confinement, aggravated assault, assault and theft.

Orr is charged with additional counts of assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

The raid that rescued the alleged victim was carried out by members of the White Rock RCMP and the CFSEU (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit), the regional agency that investigates organized crime activity.

One witness interviewed by Peace Arch News the day after the raid described it as a "takedown."

The officers wore blue uniforms and carried "bigger guns," the woman said.

Police said they believe the case is drug-related, but does not involve gangs.

According to court records, both accused men were still in custody as of Wednesday morning.

McDougall and Orr were scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Friday morning (June 8).

 

- with files from Tracy Holmes

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