VANCOUVER – Surrey RCMP believe that despite the arrests of three alleged members of a crime group, it is likely the remaining members at large will continue to target homes in the city.
On March 20, information obtained by investigators led to the arrest of Stanley Calvin Price, 33, Wyatt James William, 28 and Glen Allan Nelson, 31. All are charged with multiple property crime offences.
But police say these three are believed to be part of a larger group that is responsible for multiple residential break and enters throughout the Metro Vancouver area.
Police say members of this group are usually very selective of the types of homes they target, which usually include high-end unoccupied homes, believed to contain expensive jewellery and currency.
“Our investigators have been very active monitoring individuals believed to be associated with this group and will continue to do so,” says Cpl. Bert Paquet of the Surrey RCMP. “Due to the prolific nature of these crimes, however, we are reminding residents to be extra vigilant in securing their homes and properties. This is also the time of year where we usually see a rise in residential thefts as people leave more windows and garage doors are open. As a result we urge residents to review their home safety measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim.”
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous. Thefts under $5,000 can also be reported online through the Surrey RCMP website.
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