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Burnaby man arrested for allegedly stealing packages at his own Metrotown apartment building

Police say more than $5,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from more than 24 victims

A Burnaby man faces charges for allegedly stealing mail and packages from his own Metrotown apartment building.

Leading up to Christmas, between October and December, police got several reports of package theft at an apartment building near Dunblane Avenue and Imperial Street, according to a Burnaby RCMP news release.  

The detachment’s Prolific Offender Suppression Team was put on the case and quickly identified a suspect, who was known to them, according to the release.

Officers arrested the 42-year-old man at his home – in the same building where the thefts occurred – on Dec. 23 after weeks of investigation, police said.

He now faces at least 10 charges of theft in relation to the stolen packages his neighbours reported to police, according to the release.

More than $5,000 worth of merchandise had been stolen and more than two dozen victims identified, police said.

  • Pick up your mail daily
  • Have mail held or redirected if you are going to be away for any length of time
  • Don’t let anyone you don’t recognize as a resident into your building
  • If you move, file a change of address with Canada Post as soon as possible
  • Report suspicious activity to police

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