It's another success story for the Coquitlam RCMP's prolific target team (PTT).
On Tuesday, the team picked up a Vancouver man alleged to be involved in a crime spree over a two-week period.
Police allege the spree began in February when Matthew Robert Lazarowich broke in to a house in Surrey and got away with a large amount of valuables.
Police allege he was then involved in a number of identity thefts, property crimes and other frauds around the Lower Mainland, including in Coquitlam.
Though Mounties wouldn't say exactly how they caught up with Lazarowich, RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung noted he had a gun on him at the time of his arrest.
"That shows fraud is not just some 'white-collar' crime," Chung said in a statement.
"It also means criminals who commit frauds are likely involved in other violent crimes and chances are they are carrying deadly weapons."
Lazarowich is now facing 16 counts of criminal charges including firearm and weapon related charges, assaulting a police officer, break and enter and possession of stolen property.
Last month, the PTT arrested another prolific offender for allegedly breaking into a sporting goods store in Port Coquitlam.
Tyson Hayden Wagner, 36, is facing nine charges, including break and enter, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of stolen property and breach of a probation order condition.
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