Guns, booze, handbags seized from North Burnaby home

Police moved in on a house in a quiet North Burnaby neighbourhood last week and hauled out vanloads of stolen property, including guns, high-end handbags and expensive booze.

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On June 19, at 9 a.m., Burnaby RCMP’s Strike Force Unit surrounded a single-family home at 7206 Braeside Dr. with help from the RCMP’s emergency response team and one of its armoured vehicles.

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They were there to carry out a search warrant connected to an investigation into break-ins taking place across the Lower Mainland, according to an RCMP press release.

The investigation began in late April, police said, after a break-and-enter at a residence in central Burnaby while the homeowners were out of the country.

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Local Mounties identified two suspects and, in the weeks that followed, linked them to a number of other break-and-enters, in Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey and Richmond.

Police arrested the two suspects, aged 26 and 27, without incident after officers closed in on 7206 Braeside Dr. on June 19.

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A neighbour who witnessed the incident said police were on scene for several hours removing items from the house and garage in vans and towing away a black pick-up truck.

Among the seized items were two firearms, four imitation firearms, multiple high-end handbags, high-value alcohol and other items linking the two men to other break and enters, according to police.

Charges are pending.




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