Regional mail thieves nabbed in Langford
2017-06-06 08:02 PDT
File # 2017-7386
West Shore RCMP have arrested two prolific offenders in a vehicle who were in possession of several hundred pieces of stolen mail, break-in instruments as well as suspected drugs.
On May 27, 2017, the West Shore RCMP responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3100 block of Jacklin Rd in Langford. Upon arrival, police located two male individuals inside the vehicle, a rental 2017 black Mercedes-Benz. The two individuals were arrested after evidence of controlled substances in the vehicle was gathered.
Search incidental to arrest led to the finding of break-in instrument as well as several hundred pieces of stolen mail from multiple locations, including the Greater Victoria area, the Lower Mainland and the B.C. Interior.
As police were conducting a separate investigation into a mailbox break-in on Peatt Rd, video surveillance footage captured what is believed to be one of the same suspect and vehicle, prying open a community mail box located inside the apartment complex and stealing its content.
A 29 year old man from Burnaby and a 28 year old man from Maple Ridge are subject to multiple criminal charges as this matter remain under investigation, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson of West Shore RCMP.
Superboxes and apartment boxes are more of a target than individual mailboxes for mail theft. Don’t let mail build up in your mailbox.
The RCMP is working closely with other police investigators as well as Canada Post to ensure the mail is directed back to their appropriate recipients.
If you have any information about criminal activity, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
Court file 19908-2-C
Cst. Alex BérubéMedia Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
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