Burnaby RCMP catch trio believed behind string of B&Es

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It was third time unlucky for a trio of male suspects believed responsible for a string of break-and-enter crimes recently across the Lower Mainland.

Burnaby RCMP's Strike Force identified the group and on March 20 started conducting surveillance of their home, according to the detachment's most recent monthly report.

Officers watched as the suspects drove to a residential neighbourhood where one suspect tried to kick in the back door of a home. When the alarm went off, they fled and drove to another neighbourhood.

Once there, a suspect again tried to break in to a home. Again, he set off an alarm, scaring the trio off.

They drove to yet another area where they managed to kick in the back door of a home, only to encounter the owner of the house.

This time they ran to their car only to be stopped by police and arrested.

"These arrests have resulted in a significant decrease in residential Break and Enters in the Lower Mainland," the report said.

The suspects were all charged with attempted break-and-enter and break-and-enter and are awaiting trial.

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