Burnaby: Two people alleged to have committed break and enters across the Lower Mainland are facing serious charges after being arrested by Burnaby RCMP’s Strike Force Unit last week.
In late April a break and enter occurred at a residence in central Burnaby while the homeowners were out of the country. Burnaby Strike Force quickly identified two suspects and began investigating. Over the course of the following weeks, Burnaby Strike Force linked the two suspects to a number of other break and enters that had taken place not just in Burnaby but in Vancouver, Surrey and Richmond too.
Last week, on Wednesday June 19, 2019, Burnaby Strike Force along with the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at an address in North Burnaby. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of two firearms, four imitation firearms, multiple high end handbags, high value alcohol and items linking the two suspects to other break and enters that are alleged to have taken place.
After recognizing that these suspects were very active across the Lower Mainland, our Strike Force Unit worked around the clock to ensure our investigation progressed to a stage where we could execute a search warrant, says Corporal Daniela Panesar with Burnaby RCMP. These two arrests are a prime example of the proactive work being done not just by Strike Force but by each and every unit at Burnaby RCMP on a daily basis.
Two men, aged 26 and 27 are facing charges of break and enter, unauthorized possession of firearms, unsafe storage of firearms and possession of restricted firearms.