Two men charged in relation to Burnaby business break-ins


2020-05-14 14:59 PDT

File # 2020-6635

Two Burnaby men are facing serious charges in relation to break-ins to businesses in Burnaby that date back to November 2019.

The two men; 44-year-old Shane Duhamel has been charged with nine counts of break and enter, while 33-year-old Jesse Palanio, has been charged with one count of break and enter.

Burnaby RCMP’s Strike Force Unit, along with several other local police jurisdictions were able to forward a number of charges on both of these individuals, said Corporal Mike Kalanj, While it is reassuring to have them off our streets, we are not letting up and are continuing to target anyone who is trying to take advantage of closed businesses through this pandemic.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Burnaby RCMP has increased patrols in commercial areas, including uniformed patrols by the Community Response Team, Prolific Offender Suppression Team, Bike Unit, frontline and plain clothes sections.

As many businesses are still closed, the Burnaby RCMP are asking the public to be aware and report any suspicious behaviour such as individuals looking into windows or stores, or trying to open doors of closed businesses.

Additionally, Burnaby RCMP is reminding owners to ensure that there is no merchandise on view in their business and to deter potential thieves by installing good locks and lighting around their business.

In early April, Burnaby RCMP worked alongside business associations in the City on an awareness campaign to help deter potential crime which may occur while businesses are closed. A link to a release for further information and posters can be found here.

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