$200,000 worth of electrical items stolen

Surrey: Police in Surrey is looking for the public’s assistance in locating some high value electrical equipment that was stolen from the same company during two separate thefts.

On October 29th Surrey RCMP was notified that two very large electrical transformers weighing 600 lbs and 14,000 lbs respectively were taken from a business located in the 19000 block of 27th Avenue. Almost two months earlier on August 26th, several pieces of industrial-grade electrical equipment were damaged and valuable internal materials were stolen from the same business. The total value of the losses has been estimated at approximately $200,000.

“The two transformers in question are very large and extremely heavy and would have required vehicles with lifting equipment and several persons to complete the theft,” says Surrey RCMP Sergeant Paul Hayes. “We are hoping that members of our community will come forward if they have any knowledge about these incidents or think that they have seen the large electrical transformers being stored or hidden somewhere.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Shoplifters and a Stolen Rifle – Pictures!

Langley: RCMP in Langley is seeking the public`s assistance with the following investigations:

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Police allege the pictured individual stole liquor from the Berezan Liquor Store on Ocober 29th.

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Photograph of Fox & Hound Liquor Theft Suspect #1

Photograph of Suspect #2 in Fox and Hound Liquor theft

The two pictured males entered the Fox and Hound Beer & Wine Store in Aldergrove on October 30th. It is alleged they left the store with several bottles of vodka they hadn’t paid for. It is believed they left on foot eastbound on 32nd Avenue.

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Photograph of Case for Stolen Rifle

Photograph of Stolen Ruger Rifle

The pictured rifle was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 5800 block of 200 Street. The rifle is described as a Ruger 10/22 (Takedown, .22 Calibre model) with a mounted Burris E1 scope. The rifle was stored in a ‘bob allen’ brand green case, as pictured.

Unfortunately the owner did not record the serial number and this oversight presents a reminder for all of us – maintain a record of your personal belongings. Please click here to access a template that might be helpful when creating your own inventory.

If you have information that might assist with any of these investigations, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers:

There are four ways to leave an “anonymous tip” with Crime Stoppers.

Talk: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Type: www.solvecrime.ca

Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers

UPDATE – Taxi driver injured during robbery

The Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit has obtained surveillance video stills from a violent assault and robbery of a taxi cab driver last month (see previous release). Investigators are now appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect .
The Surrey RCMP has worked closely with taxi companies and advised taxi drivers to be diligent regarding personal safety. Thankfully, in this instance the driver did not receive any life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

The Bait is Set and Chilliwack Mounties are Fishing for Thieves

One man was arrested and charges are pending as police finish their investigation into the theft of property from a Bait car parked in the downtown core early Tuesday morning.

On July 7, 2015 at around 3:45 a.m. General Duty officers responded to an alarm set off from a bait car parked in the neighborhood of Corbould Street and Kipp Avenue. Although no one was at the vehicle when officers arrived on scene, a suspicious male was identified in the vicinity by an alert patrolman.

“Police bait cars, including some with bait property like electronic devices, are parked around town in areas identified as high risk for auto crime. Opening any bait car door triggers a surveillance camera and alerts our communications center of a potential thief,” says Cpl. Brock Rayworth of the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit.

Investigators quickly linked the suspicious male with images obtained from the Bait vehicle camera and at approximately 10:30 a.m. the same morning took a 22 year old Chilliwack man into custody. The male was later released pending a future court date.

In a report to be submitted to Crown Counsel later this month police will be recommending charges of Theft Under $5,000 against the 22 year old suspect.

“The reduction and prevention of Auto Crime and keeping our community safe remains a high priority for Chilliwack RCMP. This is one example of how our officers constantly strive to meet that challenge”, said Inspector Davy Lee Officer in Command of Chilliwack Community Policing Office.

“The RCMP Crime Reduction Unit has access to pickup trucks, cars, water craft, off road vehicles, and trailers from one of the largest Bait Car fleets in the Lower Mainland. We blend the Bait Cars into the community, constantly replacing our vehicles, the bait property, and changing their locations”, said Cpl. Brock Rayworth.

“The Bait car program is coordinated by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team and is an effective tool in combating auto crime in our region. Thieves beware”, says Cpl. Mike Rail “Bait cars are everywhere and you will be caught”.

Here are some helpful tips to avoid being a victim of auto crime.

• Close windows and lock doors and take your possessions with you.
• Avoid parking behind fences or hedges.
• After opening an automatic gate to underground parking, watch for thieves waiting to slip inside. Wait for the gate to close behind you.

For more information about the Bait car program and how to protect yourself from auto crime we invite you to visit the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime website at www.baitcar.com .

As always police remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).