Surrey man charged after banks robbed

Thefts happened in Surrey and Port Coquitlam in December.

Surrey man charged after banks robbed

Bank employees and customers alike are likely breathing easier now that a man has been arrested and charged for a pair of armed robberies in Surrey and Port Coquitlam.

Richard Cody Graham, a 33-year-old Surrey man, is accused of two robberies that happened on the same day on Dec. 16, 2016.

The Coquitlam RCMP Robbery Section was able to identify a suspect with the help of fellow RCMP investigators in Penticton and Kelowna who believe they recognized Graham.  After the initial identification, Coquitlam RCMP Robbery Section worked with Surrey RCMP, Langley RCMP, Ridge Meadows RCMP, Air One, and the RCMP Emergency Response Team to gather evidence for charges.

Graham was arrested in Surrey on Jan. 6 and shortly thereafter police used warrants to search two locations in Surrey. Graham was formally charged Jan. 9 with a single count of robbery with a firearm and an additional charge of robbery.

No one was hurt in the robberies.

Graham is currently in custody in Coquitlam and awaiting his next court date.