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On December 28th at 2:40 pm the Surrey RCMP arrested Richard MANTLER, 46 years old of no fixed address for several property and related offences. Prior to being lodged in cells, MANTLER was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.  While at hospital and under police guard, MANTLER fled through an emergency exit while he was handcuffed.  Officers and Police Dog Services were not able to locate MANTLER.

MANTLER is now wanted for escape from lawful custody.  He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’0”, 216 lbs., with short brown hair and hazel eyes.  MANTLER was wearing a white Adidas t-shirt with a red logo, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or