Nine Burnaby residents among those facing first charges in Stanley Cup riot

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Nine Burnaby residents make up 15 per cent of the 60 people who Vancouver police have identified and are recommending charges against for their alleged roles in the Stanley Cup riot last June.

The suspects—50 men and 10 women—face a total of 163 charges. The average age is 21 years old and all are being charged, at a minimum, with participating in a riot.

According to Vancouver police chief constable Jim Chu, the VPD's methodical approach to the investigation led to numerous charges against the suspects, including a 21-year-old Burnaby man.

The Burnaby man was seen in video footage and identified through DNA from blood left at the scene of a break-and-enter to a sporting goods store in the 900-block of Robson Street. He was also found in a number of other videos. In the 700-block of Robson, he was seen punching a random male victim in the back of the head, knocking him out unconscious before running into the crowd. The suspect was also found in footage showing him running into and looting a store while trying to cover his face with his shirt.

Police have recommended charges of assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and participating in a riot.

The man is known to police and has a previous criminal record involving drug trafficking and violent crimes. He was arrested at his home.

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