Three arrested in alleged break and enter in progress


2024-02-29 10:28 PST

File # 2024-5313

Richmond RCMP arrest three suspects in alleged break and enter.

Shortly after 3:30 pm on February 17, 2024 Richmond RCMP received a report of a possible break and enter in progress. The complainant advised she saw a male suspect allegedly trying to break into a bike storage room in the 7700 block of Gilbert Rd.

Through the complainant, officers learned there were three suspects inside of the parkade who were attempting to leave in a Kia Sorento. Checks on the vehicle’s licence plate revealed it had been reported stolen out of Vancouver. The complainant advised the overhead door to the parkade would not open so the suspects exited the vehicle and were on foot. The complainant provided detailed information on the location and descriptions from a safe location.

Richmond RCMP frontline and Richmond RCMP Bike Unit quickly contained the area.

Richmond RCMP Bike Unit located and arrested one suspect who exited the building on foot. Two other suspects were located and arrested inside of the building by frontline officers.

We want to thank the complainant for the detailed information she provided in what could be a very stressful situation. This is an excellent example of how if you see something say something can result in arrests, says S/Sgt. Paula Maan, NCO In-charge of Operations Support, which includes the Bike Unit, We are proud of our officers and their quick, coordinated response that resulted in these arrests.

Two suspects were released on police undertakings with conditions. The third was held in-custody on an unrelated matter.

Charges are pending.

This investigation remains active and on-going.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2024-5313. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at

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


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