ON Monday at 2:46 p.m., Richmond RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress in the 11000-block of Seaton Road. Two suspects allegedly rang the door bell of a home and when no one answered, they broke in throuigh a locked rear door. However, the homeowner was inside and contacted police.
Frontline officers from the “Delta” watch were joined by officers from Richmond RCMP’s Strikeforce in establishing a security perimeter. Two suspects clad in black attempted to evade police but were quickly arrested.
As of December 2, the BC Prosecution Service of BC has approved a charge of break and enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence each against Rianne Maufou Yee (male), 31, and Kayla Melissa Perry, 31, both of Richmond.
Both of the accused are known to police. Police said more charges could be laid as they continue their investigation.
“The homeowner was brave in a stressful situation. They were able to provide police with excellent information and our response was swift,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang on Thursday.
“The Richmond RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind the community to be watchful for those persons approaching homes door to door. Whether the persons are from trades, salespeople, or persons in more official capacities, please check for signs that something may be off. They may be using props to assist them such as ladders, clipboards, and reflective vests. You do not have to open your door and it is well within your scope to verify who they are and ask for proper identification. In this case, the suspects had a Fortis BC umbrella which may have been used to camouflage their purpose. In another recent case, suspects wore hardhats and coveralls and posed as City employees. If you see anything suspicious, contact the police immediately,” advised Hwang.