Pro-active patrols leads to seizure of stolen truck, weapons and body armour

Cpl. Elenore Sturko

TWO sawed-off shot guns, ammunition, body armour, and an airsoft replica pistol have been taken off the street after the arrest of a man who was allegedly found in possession of a stolen truck in Langley.

On Tuesday (July 24), the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) were conducting pro-active patrols associated to an ongoing Surrey property crime investigation, when officers located a silver Ford F350 with an inactive BC license plate and confirmed the truck was stolen. The vehicle was being driven by a lone male who was arrested without incident at a gas station in the 21600-block of Fraser Highway in Langley.

The driver, a 33-year-old man, was wearing body armour and a shoulder holster with an airsoft pistol secured in the holster at the time of his arrest. Investigators also located two sawed-off shotguns and 65 rounds of shotgun ammunition inside the vehicle.
Tintin Lawrence of Langley is now facing nine charges under the Criminal Code and Body Armour Control Act, including:

– 2 counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
– 2 counts unauthorized possession of a firearm
– 2 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
– 1 count of unlawful possession of body armour
– 1 count of possession of property obtained by crime
– 1 count of breach of an undertaking or recognizance

“Locating an individual wearing body armour and carrying a replica pistol is very concerning,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “While we cannot speculate on what activity this man was planning, we consider these circumstances very suspicious and are pleased that our team was able to find him and seize these items.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or