Coquitlam RCMP is asking the public to help return numerous stolen items to their rightful owners. The stolen items were all recovered during an investigation led by Coquitlam RCMP’s Prolific Target Team (PTT). The investigation led to the arrest of a 57-year-old female, a 30-year-old female and a 20-year-old man.
A search warrant led to the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal property, including jewellery, electronics, expensive handbags and purses amongst other items.
Sergeant Keith Schendel, NCO in charge of the Coquitlam RCMP Prolific Target Team says, We believe we have uncovered an organized break and enter group. The group was often targeting the private residences of business owners who were away at work. Specifically, the group primarily focused on restaurant owners across the lower mainland who owned smaller, family-run diners. We believe the crime group would attempt to identify the owner and where the owner lived in order to break into their house.
Coquitlam RCMP would like to remind you to make sure all valuables are securely locked, have a reliable operating home security system that you know how to use, and join Block Watch.