Brazen thief smashes, grabs – then smashes again

Car break-in occurs as driver picks child up from South Surrey daycare

A break-in and theft from a vehicle parked at a South Surrey church Wednesday evening occurred while the driver was inside picking up her child from daycare.

The vehicle was parked outside Seaview Pentecostal Assembly (14633 16 Ave.) when the front passenger window was broken around 5:30 p.m. March 27. A woman’s purse – containing a cellphone and wallet – was taken, according to Surrey RCMP.

A suspect then got into a car and, while “reversing quickly out of the parking lot, hit another parked car,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet.

The second parked car, which was unoccupied and belonged to an employee of the daycare centre, suffered minor damage.

A witness noted the suspect vehicle’s licence-plate, and relayed the information to the RCMP.

Paquet said the registered owner of the car is “a person of interest” but no arrests have been made and the investigation remains open.

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