Three Metro Vancouver residents have been arrested and are facing charges in connection with what police describe as the trio allegedly possessing two stolen vehicles within two hours.
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According to Surrey RCMP, the investigation began on May 21 around 2 pm, when officers located a stolen Honda Civic near 159 Street and 87 Avenue.
Officers followed the Honda to Richmond where they observed two occupants of the vehicle steal another Honda Civic.
Investigators continued to follow both vehicles until they were safely stopped and all three individuals were arrested.
Rajveer Dosanjh, a 31-year-old Surrey resident, has been charged with theft of automobile, possession of stolen property, possession of instrument for purpose of breaking into a vehicle, and prohibited driving.
Kyle Vipond, a 26-year-old Surrey resident, has been charged with Theft of automobile.
Tia Pozdnikoff, a 26-year-old resident of Langley, has been charged with knowingly being an occupant in a stolen vehicle.
Both Dosanjh and Vipond are known to police and are current priority target offenders.
“Our property crime investigation teams and crime analysts continue to work together to target individuals and areas based on crime data which is evident in these arrests and charges,” said Surrey RCMP Insp. Mike Hall, pro-active enforcement officer,
Anyone with information which may assist with this investigation is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
Those who wish to remain anonymous, can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online.