Richmond RCMP pleasantly surprised when a suspected thief dropped in, and not for coffee.


2023-05-10 13:18 PDT

File # 2023-13845

Shorty after 11 p.m. on May 6, 2023, frontline Richmond RCMP responded to a business in the 4600 block of No. 3 Road after an employee reported strange noises emanating from a mobile phone store afterhours. As Police searched the store, a suspect hidden in the ceiling fell through in front of them. The suspect, a 50-year old woman from Vancouver was immediately arrested and multiple cellular sim cards were recovered. The suspect was not seriously injured and declined medical assistance. She is known to police.

Even though the gift giving season is 8 months away, we definitely appreciate the gift from above, so to speak says Corporal Dennis Hwang, Communications Officer Richmond RCMP.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Released by

Cpl. Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189


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