Attempted robbery at Cloverdale bank causes ‘lockdown’ at Surrey high school

Police have one person in custody

Clayton Heights Secondary was on a brief lockdown Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 1), following an attempted robbery at a Cloverdale bank. (Image: Google Maps)

Surrey RCMP has confirmed that Clayton Heights Secondary was in “lockdown” after an attempted robbery at a bank around the corner from the school.

Police said one male is in custody, but police didn’t elaborate on what happened at the TD Bank in the 18600-block Fraser Highway Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 1).

Just after 3 p.m., Surrey RCMP said in a release Tuesday, a male suspect entered the bank in the Clayton Heights area “with a knife and demanded money from a teller.”

The suspect was arrested “nearby,” and no one was harmed during the incident, police said.

Surrey Schools spokesperson Sheila Reynolds said the school was on lockdown “briefly” after school was dismissed, and it lasted for about 15 minutes.

“Thanks to the swift actions of the bank staff and our frontline members, the suspect is now in custody without incident,” said Sergeant Mel Wong of the Surrey RCMP. “A nearby school was placed on temporary lockout, but we want to assure the public that there is no ongoing concern for safety.”

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.

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