AT approximately 6:30 a.m. on November 20, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to a retail store in Queensborough after staff allegedly witnessed someone outside with what appeared to be a black handgun.
Officers and the Integrated Police Dog Service attended the parking lot where they located an individual matching the description and took him into custody.
The suspect had in their possession a BB gun, a collapsible baton, and a large quantity of drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, and crack cocaine.
“Thanks to the quick thinking staff who called 9-1-1 when they saw someone with a weapon,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar.. “If anyone sees someone with a weapon it’s important that they don’t approach that individual, be as covert as possible, and call 9-1-1 right away. Providing real time updates to police is tremendously helpful in taking suspects safely into custody.”