News

10 suspected auto thieves nabbed in Burnaby

A joint police operation led to the arrest of 10 suspected auto thieves in three separate stolen cars Feb. 7.

The effort was in response to a spike in stolen vehicles in Burnaby and involved the  Burnaby RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), a Vancouver Police dog squad car and the Air One police helicopter, according to Sgt. Gord Elias of IMPACT.

At around 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7, two stolen Honda Civics were found parked in the area of Sprott Street and Norland Avenue. Two juvenile suspects drove away in one of the cars but were arrested at a nearby gas station minutes later. Shortly after that arrest, three adult suspects drove off in the other stolen Civic. Following a brief surveillance, all three were arrested despite trying to flee on foot.

While officers were dealing with the adult suspects, a stolen Nissan Sentra containing five juveniles drove by police. Officers in a Vancouver Police dog squad car, which was in the area to assist, stopped the vehicle and arrested all five suspects.

Numerous charges have been recommended against three adults and four young offenders.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Rent controls here to stay, province says
Burnaby RCMP seek MVA witnesses
 
“Suspicious” Agassiz house fire under investigation
 
UPDATE: 11th farm hit with Avian flu, outbreak that started in Chilliwack enters U.S.

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.