Two people from Surrey are facing over 150 property crime-related charges, after breaking into numerous communal mailboxes and underground parking garages in the last few months.
The pair were arrested late last month and charged, after an investigation into the case began in early August.
In a release on Monday, Police said the two suspects were identified through video surveillance footage and, on October 24, Surrey RCMP arrested them at a hotel room in the Surrey area.
Search warrants were executed at two locations and a number of stolen IDs, banking documents, and credit card data were found as well.
Now, Serena Goth, 43, and Calvin Cranmore, 36, are facing a total of 157 charges.
The charges include Break and Enter, Fraud, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of ID and Credit Card Data, Theft, and Personation. The two remain in custody pending a bail hearing set for this week.
“Surrey RCMP is committed to reducing property crime and targeting those individuals who commit a large percentage of crimes in our communities,” said Surrey RCMP Insp. Shawna Baher, “Through targeted analysis and enforcement, we are able to apprehend those individuals and bring them before the courts.”
Police said that while property crime rates “have been on the decline” in Surrey, residents of apartment and townhouse complexes are still encouraged to be mindful when it comes to the safety and security of their buildings.