Surrey RCMP seized this Range Rover as part of a mail-theft investigation.

‘Important arrest’ in connection with mail theft in Surrey

Suspects nabbed with bags of mail, ID documents and more

SURREY — Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of mail in Surrey, Surrey RCMP announced Friday afternoon (Nov. 13).

Police say a man and a female counterpart have been nabbed for allegedly committing a large amount of mail theft throughout the city.

Last week, police received a number of complaints involving a white Range Rover at various locations in Surrey. On Nov. 5, Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) located the unoccupied stolen suspect vehicle in the area of 192nd Street and 54th Avenue.

Police say officers were than able to arrest the suspect driver, with assistance from the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), outside a residence in the 20100 block of Fraser Highway in Langley. A female suspect was also arrested and taken into custody.

A police search revealed “a significant amount” of evidence, including bags of mail, identity documents and tools that can be used to break and enter.

“This is an important arrest for the city, as the suspect is well known to police and considered a prolific offender,” said Surrey RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

He acknowledged the contribution of local Block Watch groups instrumental in reporting the suspect vehicle driving erratically in their neighbourhoods.

“We are especially thankful to our Block Watch partners who serve as a second set of eyes and ears for the police,” Schumann stated.

Royce Heaton, 32, of Surrey, has been charged with break and enter to a mailbox, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and theft of mail. Emily Parsons, 24, of Langley, has been charged with theft of a credit card.

Police ask anyone with information regarding these offences to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

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