A Surrey RCMP investigation has led to the arrest of two individuals and 70 charges being laid.
At the beginning of September, Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) started an investigation into an auto crime offender. On September 15, ACTT arrested the suspect in an allegedly stolen vehicle. Further investigation led to the discovery of evidence that linked multiple other break-and-enters and thefts of property which occurred in Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta and West Vancouver.
On October 8, ACTT executed several search warrants which resulted in the discovery of a large amount of allegedly stolen property belonging to multiple people.
Charges have been laid against the primary suspect, 28-year-old Christian Gauvreau-May of Surrey. He has been charged with 59 offences some of which include break-and-enter with intent, possession of stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, breach of probation, possession of identity documents and possession of stolen mail. He remains in custody.
In addition, charges have been laid against a second man, 31-year-old Tawny Johnson-Goldrick of Surrey. He has been charged with 11 offences, some of which include break-and-enter with intent, theft under $5,000, and possession of stolen property.
“ACTT has successfully identified and returned most of the items located during the search warrants. When someone breaks into your vehicle or your home, it violates your personal space which is sacred to all of us,” said Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha. “Surrey RCMP are committed to making our city a safe place to live and we will continue to strategically combat property crime.”
Surrey RCMP advise you to be vigilant and report all suspicious activity to them at 604-599-0502. Visit the Surrey RCMP website and learn how to do your part to help prevent Auto Crimes.