Arrests made in tail gate thefts

Police have recommended charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

  • May. 20, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Arrests made in tail gate thefts

RCMP have arrested two men after they were found with five pickup truck tail gates.

Police have recommended charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

Members of the Prolific Offender Suppression Team made the arrests at a business in Richmond on Monday.

“These key arrests come at a critical point as Ridge Meadows RCMP noted a significant increase in truck tail gates being stolen in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows,” Cpl. Brenda Winpenny said.

“Investigators worked diligently following up on leads, and now believe these two suspects are responsible for the majority of these thefts in our communities. It is also believed they may be responsible for similar thefts in neighbouring communities, and this is being followed up with police in those jurisdictions.”

“The ability of our officers to investigate this multi-jurisdictional case and making these arrests, will have positive affects throughout the Lower Mainland,” said Ridge Meadows Supt. David Fleugel.

The two men appeared at a judicial hearing on Tuesday and were released by a justice.