Surrey RCMP are hoping someone recognizes a pair who are suspects in two incidents in Surrey on Wednesday night.
In the first incident, a 37-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with a male and female and was subsequently stabbed once in the abdomen near King George and 106th Avenue in Surrey. The man was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition.
The victim told police he did not know the male or female suspects and did not explain the context of the argument.
A short time later, a man filling up at a gas station at the intersection of King George Blvd and 104th Avenue in Surrey was held up at knife point and his car stolen by two suspects with similar descriptions to the previous incident.
The driver of a Blue 2003 Dodge Caravan was approached by a man and woman with the man producing a small machete-type weapon. The couple threatened the driver and was told to hand over the keys to his van.
Just as the attackers were getting in, two other men, described as white males in their mid 20s, came up and began arguing with the male attacker. One of the white males got into the van and drove off.
The couple were last seen walking off southbound on King George Blvd, and the van sped off northbound. The other white male was last seen walking off northbound on King George Blvd.
About 10 minutes later, a man called police saying he had been stabbed while walking on King George Blvd.
The 37-year-old Surrey man says he was walking on King George near 106th Avenue when he was approached by a male and female. He got into a verbal argument with them and was stabbed in the torso.
The victim says he doesn’t know the pair, but was not forthcoming with information as to when the altercation was over.
“Due to the circumstances and details of each case, we are looking toestablish the connection between the two incidents,”says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.”Until we locate and speak to the individuals involved, we cannot confirm officially that the casesare linked. Our investigators have obtained apicture from a surveillance camera that we hope will generate tips from the public and assist us in identifying the couple.”
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.