Operators of a South Surrey audio-video store have posted footage of a morning break-in to their business on YouTube in the hopes of identifying the culprits.
The incident occurred just after 7 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 9), at Ayreborn Audio-Video Inc., 9-3033 King George Blvd.
According to manager Akane Awazu-Ayres, the thieves made off with a TV and other items.
The surveillance-camera footage shows two males enter the store at 7:12 a.m., grab sundry items, leave and return for more. A large-screen TV is the last thing taken. The whole operation took less than a minute.
“It would be great if we can get any leads on the thieves,” Awazu-Ayres said by email.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann told Peace Arch News the culprits forced open the business’s front door to gain access, and were gone by the time police arrived. Investigators believe the thieves may have fled the area in a pickup truck.
Schumann said that surveillance footage reviewed so far has not enabled investigators to identify those behind the crime.
Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact the detachment at 604-599-0502.