Stolen commercial rice shipment leads Burnaby RCMP to warehouse of stolen goods


2020-07-14 11:16 PDT

File # 2020-19059

An investigation led by Burnaby RCMP’s Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) which began with the theft of a large shipping container of rice has led to the seizure of $75,000 worth of stolen goods.

On May 10, 2020, Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers received a report that a large shipping container full of rice, worth approximately $20,000, had been stolen from a business in South Burnaby.

In mid-June, police received a tip that some of the stolen rice was being sold online and in public. Further investigation led police to a warehouse in Langley.

On June 26, 2020, Burnaby RCMP’s Prolific Offender Suppression Team, Strike Force and Frontline officers executed a search warrant at the Langley warehouse.

Among the seized items were the following:

Warehouse photo, displaying stolen goodsopen container full of stolen goods

This warehouse contained a stock pile of stolen goods on a commercial scale and was located after diligent investigative efforts and coordination between a number of units at Burnaby RCMP, says Inspector Matt Toews, with Burnaby RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing. Charges will be forwarded to BC Prosecution Service upon completion of the investigation.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704


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