Guildford break-in charges highlight value of surveillance video

SURREY RCMP announced on Thursday that charges have been laid in relation to a break and enter in Guildford, thanks in part to surveillance video.

Shortly before 1 p.m. on October 1, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a residential break and enter in the 14900-block of 99A Avenue. A person had broken into the residence through the garage and stolen personal electronics. As part of their investigation, the Surrey RCMP frontline officer gathered valuable evidence including surveillance footage. The video played a significant role in helping officers identify a suspect, said Surrey RCMP.

On October 15, 25-year-old Jeffrey Seipp was arrested for the break and enter. At the time of his arrest he also had an outstanding arrest warrant for a previous break and enter that occurred in the fall of 2019. The new charge of break and enter, related to the October 1 incident, was laid on October 19.

“This investigation highlights how valuable surveillance footage can be in an investigation,” said Cpl. Joanie Sidhu. “Good quality video can have a significant impact on our ability to advance an investigation.”

You can also assist police investigations by registering your home or business security cameras with #ProjectIRIS, a secure, online database. The Integrated Resources for Investigation and Safety (IRIS) project helps expedite criminal investigations by reducing the time it takes police to track down CCTV cameras after a crime has been committed. For more details about Project IRIS, visit the Surrey RCMP website