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Two arrested at gunpoint in South Surrey

Police took two people into custody at gunpoint Monday afternoon in the 1700-block of Southmere Crescent in South Surrey, after a passerby reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. - Tracy Holmes photo
Police took two people into custody at gunpoint Monday afternoon in the 1700-block of Southmere Crescent in South Surrey, after a passerby reported a suspicious vehicle in the area.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

A passerby's report of a suspicious vehicle in South Surrey led police to take two people into custody at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

"They weren't listening to police direction," Const. Kevin Lewis explained of the step.

A man and woman were handcuffed around 3:15 p.m. Dec. 17, in the 1700-block of Southmere Crescent. A nearby resident who heard the commotion reported seeing two people on the ground and an officer with his gun drawn.

Lewis said the scene unfolded after police located a grey Honda Accord matching the suspicious vehicle's description. The vehicle was initially believed stolen but was quickly determined to have stolen plates, he said.

The vehicle's occupants were ordered to the ground at gunpoint after they failed to follow initial commands and were walking away with their hands in their pockets, Lewis said.

The woman was released at the scene. The man, believed to be in his early to mid-20s, is expected to remain in custody at least overnight.

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