CRIME: Arrests made in a series of BC violent crimes, including Poitras murder, have Alberta connections

Theoren Poitras

THE Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. along with the Edmonton Police Service, IHIT, and the RCMP will be holding a joint news conference at 2 p.m. at the RCMP Headquarters in Green Timbers, Surrey, announcing charges in a number of violent crimes, including the 2014 Theoren Gregory Poitras murder investigation in Richmond, which holds significant ties to a murder investigation in Alberta.

Representatives from the Vancouver Police Department and Alberta will also be present.


Poitras' vehicle
Poitras’ vehicle

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had announced at the beginning of the year that it has recovered murdered Albertan gangster Poitras’ vehicle.

Poitras, 25, was found murdered in the 3400-block of Regina Avenue in Richmond on October 2. He was a resident of Richmond at the time of his death and was known to police in Alberta for his involvement in gang activity.

Although the motive had not been confirmed, IHIT believed this to be a targeted shooting and the suspect(s) immediately departed the crime scene following the shooting.

Poitras was in possession of a red 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara that was taken from the crime scene following the shooting.  This vehicle was recovered in Pitt Meadows in November 2014 and forensic analysis confirmed this to be Poitras’ vehicle.