Arrests made in delivery truck carjacking

Richmond

2023-08-15 11:30 PDT

File # 2023-25541

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on August 13, 2023, Richmond RCMP frontline officers responded to the 5600 block of Cooney Road after a delivery driver reportedly had his van taken at gunpoint by two masked suspects. The driver was unhurt. The van was last seen heading eastbound on Westminster Hwy.

A broadcast was disseminated to neighboring police agencies. Agencies answering the call for assistance included Delta Police Department, Surrey RCMP, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, and LMD Integrated Police Dog Services.

The van was equipped with GPS tracking, which is standard for most delivery vehicles. It was located on Highway 91 heading toward the Alex Fraser Bridge and followed into Surrey.

A 29-year old man was arrested in the 7000 block of 149A Street in Surrey. The delivery van was also recovered and towed to Richmond Detachment for processing.

A second suspect, a 27-year old man, later turned himself into Surrey RCMP. Both suspects are being held in custody for court.

This incident is a testament to the Richmond Detachment police officers and their commitment to maintaining a safe community here in Richmond. Furthermore, it highlights the willingness of our neighbouring law enforcement agencies to assist at a moment’s notice and work together to arrest those responsible says Staff Sergeant Simon Lee, C Watch Commander, Richmond RCMP.

Richmond Serious Crime Unit has conduct of this active investigation.

Richmond RCMP is asking the public for information or dash cam footage regarding this incident to contact us at 604-278-1212 and quote file # 2023-25541. We are very interested in hearing from anyone who may have been in the Cooney Road or surrounding area on August 13th from noon till 12:30 p.m.

Released by

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp.ca

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