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Violent offender arrested in Burnaby

RCMP, the Lower Mainland emergency response team and police dogs converged on a southeast Burnaby residence Wednesday to arrest a dangerous offender.

Burnaby RCMP obtained a warrant to enter the home based on information gathered during the course of an investigation. Steven Wong had been released on parole in June after serving a portion of a 26-month sentence for a series of violent robberies. RCMP said soon after his release Wong violated parole and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Burnaby RCMP said because of Wong's violent history and volatile nature, it was decided to get help from the emergent response team and police dog service, and Wong surrendered without incident.

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