Assault, weapons charges for incidents in South Surrey, White Rock

Assault, weapons charges for incidents in South Surrey, White Rock

Langley man facing six charges in connection with two incidents, including one last week at South Surrey grocery store.

A Langley man is facing charges of assault and theft under $5,000 in connection with an incident last week at a South Surrey grocery store.

According to police, the 45-year-old was arrested March 31 after an employee of the South Point Save-On-Foods was assaulted by a man who was trying to flee the store with stolen merchandise.

The employee’s injuries were not serious.

The same suspect is also charged in connection with a previously unreported  Jan. 22 incident in White Rock. Police last week would not disclose details of that incident, however, online court records show it resulted in four charges: carry/use/threaten to use a weapon; uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; carry a weapon or prohibited device/ammo concealed; and, possessing weapon for dangerous purpose.

James Francis Murphy appeared in Surrey Provincial Court on Friday (April 2). He is due back in court on April 17.