A pair of suspected Tri-Cities crooks couldn’t escape the long arm of the Coquitlam Mounties.
Last month, two people were arrested in the middle of an alleged break-in in Abbotsford.
However, the suspects didn’t know they were targets of a joint operation between the Coquitlam RCMP Prolific Target Team (PTT) and Ridge Meadows RCMP Street Enforcement Unit.
Fraser Vickers, 27, of Burnaby is facing several charges including break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possession of a break-in instrument.
Jessica Kimber, 28, of Port Coquitlam is facing charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property.
“Criminals know no borders and slip in and out of municipalities,” said RCMP Insp. Paulette Freill in a statement.
“This is an excellent example showcasing how investigators from different detachments and municipalities work together on a project much like an integrated or regional team. This type of collaboration is an effective way to reduce crime in the region and is very beneficial to the local communities.”
Mounties are also reminding residents break-ins commonly occur when no one is at home, or someone is at work.
“Securing your doors and windows, trimming your bushes near your house so criminals have nowhere to hide, and making sure newspapers and mail don’t get piled up at your front door are just some of the things you can do to prevent it from happening,” said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung.
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