Arrests in jewelry store break-in

Two men were caught by police in Maple Ridge jewelry store

  • Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have arrested two men who were caught breaking into a jewelry store.

The pair, aged 27 and 28, were apprehended during a break-in at Kanaka Diamond and Gold early Wednesday.

Police received a report of a break-and-enter in progress at the store, in the 20600 block of Lougheed Highway.

Uniformed and plainclothes police, along with a canine unit attended to the scene and apprehended the pair while they were still inside the store.

“Investigators have recovered all the property that the thieves were in possession of,” said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny.

“Police want to acknowledge the quick action of citizens and the business owner for assisting in the apprehension of these two suspects, who both originate from Alberta.”

Police are recommending numerous charges, including two counts of breaking and entering a business, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and breach of recognizance charges that originate from property crime offences in other areas of the Lower Mainland.

A stolen vehicle near the scene was recovered by police, but investigators have not linked it to the suspects.

• Ridge RCMP: 604-463-6251.