South Surrey clothing stores targeted by thieves – Peace Arch News

Malicious buyers caused significant damage to two businesses in South Surrey this week.

According to an Instagram post by officials at Howard Clothing Co., the store at 112-15850 26 avenue was broken into early Thursday morning (December 2).

“Looks like a car backed into the store, tearing off the doors and the security gate,” the post said. “A number of items have been taken.”

Coastal Riders, at 40-2443 161A St., was also affected.

Surrey RCMP Police Officer. Sarbjit Sangha confirmed that the two incidents occurred between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on December 2.

“In both incidents, a vehicle was used to break down the company door and clothes and other items were stolen,” Sangha said.

“This incident is very alarming because it not only caused financial damage, but the force used to enter the two companies is of great concern.”

Coastal Riders also shared their damage on Instagram, noting that officials “grabbed what they could in the time they had.”

“It’s been a long day for us and we just wanted to share this information with you and ask for your patience during this time,” the post read.

Howard Clothing Co. also remains open for business, “and will continue to be open despite this setback.”

Both companies appealed for patience during the repairs.

Sangha said an investigation is underway and anyone with information that can help police identify and locate those responsible is urged to call the Surrey Detachment at 604-599-0502.

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