Tip from resident helps Delta police stop break and enter in progress

Mountain bike recovered and returned to owner.

WHAT started as a call about suspicious persons in an underground parking lot, has morphed into a significant arrest of two break and enter suspects known to police.

The call came into police on Monday morning with police arriving just after 9:30 a.m. to an apartment in North Delta. The caller was concerned that a storage locker in the building had potentially been broken into.

Delta Police responded quickly and located the men still in the parking lot, allegedly in possession of a variety of stolen items as well as break and enter tools. The two men were then placed under arrest.

“This is a great example of Delta Police’s No Call Too Small motto in action. We rely on our community to give us a heads up when things look suspicious. And in this case it definitely paid off,” says Staff-Sgt. Brian Hill.

Police recovered a significant amount of items as a result of a related search warrant, including a Giant brand mountain bike worth $2,500.

“The bike had been registered with the Garage 529 app, so within days we were able to return it to its very relieved owner, who was happy he registered on the app,” say Hill. Other recovered items include: four mountain bikes, an electric bike, a child’s bike, stove heaters, camping equipment, hockey cards, and a laptop.

Delta Police are working with Metro Vancouver police to locate owners of the property, which is believed to have been stolen from storage lockers.

The two suspects have since been released on recognizance. Delta Police will be forwarding a variety of charges to Crown for consideration.