North Vancouver: The prompt actions of an alert citizen in North Vancouver helped immensely in the arrest of a male seen breaking into vehicles. The incident occurred in early morning of on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the 3000 block of Brookridge Drive. A lone male was observed checking door handles of parked vehicles and was seen entering an unlocked vehicle.

The male witness, member of the local Block Watch program, immediately called police providing valuable information including an accurate description of the suspect. With the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, the suspect was located and arrested nearby. The 42-year-old male suspect, a resident of Vancouver, is well known to police for similar offences. He is charged with Theft and Breach of Court Order and is being held for court.

“Our officers were greatly assisted by the prompt action of a concerned resident,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP. Police continue to encourage citizens to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhood.