Burnaby RCMP seek suspects in $12K fireworks theft

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Burnaby RCMP is asking for the public's help to find the people who stole 100 boxes of fireworks valued at about $12,000 from a Burnaby business last weekend.

The thieves broke into a business in the 5900-block of Broadway Avenue sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.

After entering through a back door, they stole the fireworks, a 50-inch TV and a laptop computer.

While police have no description of those responsible, the culprits may try to sell the fireworks before Halloween. Police are asking people to report any suspicious fireworks sales.

"Every year many people are injured while playing with fireworks," said Burnaby RCMP Corp. Rick Skolrood. "Parents should be especially cognisant of dangers as many of the victims of these tragic events are teenagers."

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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