Two men arrested in delivery truck carjacking in Richmond

SHORTLY before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, Richmond RCMP frontline officers responded to the 5600-block of Cooney Road after a delivery driver reportedly had his van taken at gunpoint by two masked suspects. The driver was unhurt. The van was last seen heading eastbound on Westminster Highway.

Neighbouring police agencies were informed by Richmond RCMP. Delta Police Department, Surrey RCMP, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, and LMD Integrated Police Dog Services responded to the call for assistance.

The van was equipped with GPS tracking, which is standard for most delivery vehicles. It was located on Highway 91 heading toward the Alex Fraser Bridge and followed into Surrey.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in the 7000-block of 149A Street in Surrey. The delivery van was also recovered and towed to the Richmond RCMP Detachment for processing.

A second suspect, a 27-year-old man, later turned himself into Surrey RCMP. Both suspects are being held in custody for court.

“This incident is a testament to the Richmond Detachment police officers and their commitment to maintaining a safe community here in Richmond. Furthermore, it highlights the willingness of our neighbouring law enforcement agencies to assist at a moment’s notice and work together to arrest those responsible,” said Staff-Sgt. Simon Lee, Watch Commander, on Tuesday.

Richmond Serious Crime Unit has conduct of this active investigation.

Richmond RCMP are asking the public for information or dash cam footage regarding this incident to contact them at 604-278-1212 and quote file # 2023-25541. Police are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been in the Cooney Road or surrounding area on August 13 from noon to 12:30 p.m.