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Video released of alleged Surrey convenience store thief

Police are asking for public help in tracking down a man who assaulted a pair at a Surrey convenience store while he robbed it.

On Nov. 23, at about 4:30, a man entered a convenience store at 99 Avenue near 120 Street and browsed aisles until customers left.

He rushed behind the check-out counter, pushing two employees to the ground, breaking one of their noses.

He threatened the other employee and proceeded to stuff cigarette packages into a plastic bag.

He then assaulted the first employee again by kicking her and demanding cash from the register.

The suspect fled from the store with about $100 and a few packs of cigarettes.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 20-30 years old, slim build, approximately 5'8" tall, and wearing dark pants and a dark hoodie with the word "Brooklyn" written on it in gold writing.

The two female employees, aged 51 and 57 years old, are recovering from their injuries.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet described it as "a despicable act on two people from our community who were just doing their job.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file # 2013-155477, or if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). For information on workplace and business safety please visit the Protect Yourself section of the Surrey RCMP’s website.

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