Six people were arrested in Surrey after the RCMP carried out two searches of “problem properties” and found “truckloads” of stolen goods.
The arrests were made when police searched a home in the 9700 block of 182A Street in Port Kells on March 16, as part of a possession of stolen property investigation.
A release from Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Teams says they found “an abundance” of alleged stolen property there, including:
- 100 vehicle keys
- 9 vehicles
- 3 motorcycles
- 2 trailers
- an ATV
- licence plates
- garage door openers
- personal documents
- assorted power tools
Two women and four men were arrested, but have now been released pending further investigation.
Police say they are working with the City of Surrey and ICBC’s Special Investigation Unit to identify and attempt to match the property with its rightful owners.
It’s been a busy month for stolen property cases in Surrey.
Earlier, on March 10, RCMP searched another home in the 14100 block of 83rd Avenue in Newton, after receiving a tip from a member of the public.
At that property, police found eight bikes, a myriad of power tools and gardening equipment, and an airsoft replica handgun – all allegedly stolen.
While police believe those goods were taken during break and enters, it is unclear whether the two searches and hauls of alleged stolen property are connected.
Meanwhile, police say they are also working to track down the owners of the property, as the investigation continues.
If you have more information about these cases call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca.