The Ridge Meadows RCMP Street Enforcement team arrested two Pitt Meadows residents for a rash of mailbox break-ins and thefts.
On Jan. 23, a targeted enforcement was initiated in response to a recent increase in reports of apartment mailbox break-ins and thefts.
Members from the enforcement team were able to identify two possible suspects and, on Jan. 29, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 11600-block of Bonson Road in Pitt Meadows.
Police seized hundreds of pieces of mail from throughout the Lower Mainland, as well as keys and numerous credit cards, various tools and a small amount of what they believe to be drugs.
Shawn Gillam, 36, has been charged with one count of breaching conditions, seven counts of fraud under $5,000 and seven counts of identity theft. He remains in custody until his next court appearance.
Kacie Lagace, 24, has been charged with seven counts of fraud under $5,000 and seven counts of identity theft. She was released on a promise to appear for a later court date.
The investigation is ongoing.
• To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft, click see www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/id-theft-vol-eng.htm