Tire-slashing spree in Burnaby

ON Monday, October 8, at around 10 a.m., Burnaby RCMP responded to multiple reports from residents around the 7500-block of 12th Avenue who had discovered their vehicles tires had been slashed overnight. As police continued their investigation, a number of additional affected vehicles were discovered around the 7100-block of 10th Avenue.

At this time, police believe that up to 105 vehicles have been affected in this incident. Initial investigation has shown that some residents in the 7100-block of 10th Avenue heard tires being punctured at around 2 a.m. on Monday morning but did not contact police. Burnaby RCMP are reminding members of the public to contact police immediately should they see or hear anything suspicious in their neighbourhood.

Images of two suspects can be viewed here. They are described as young white males, both wearing dark hooded tops.

“This vandalism has come with great cost to the affected residents,” said Staff Sergeant Major John Buis. “The sheer quantity of vehicles involved is shocking and today we want the public to take a good look at the images we’re releasing and to contact us if they recognize the suspects.”

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca