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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.

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