Stolen cell phone investigation leads to seizure of $20,000-$30,000 worth of stolen luxury items


2022-03-09 11:51 PST

File # 2022-664

An investigation into the theft of approximately $10,000 worth of cell phones led Burnaby RCMP’s Community Response Team (CRT) to a residence with approximately $20,000-$30,000 worth of suspected stolen luxury items.

On January 7, 2022, Burnaby RCMP’s CRT responded to a business at Metrotown reporting the theft of numerous cell phones.

The investigation led to the identification of a suspect with significant property crime history.

On February 9, 2022, officers executed a warrant at the suspect’s residence. Once inside the residence, along with the stolen cell phones, officers located and seized a plethora of suspected stolen luxury goods.

Police seized nearly a hundred items from the residence including jewelry and high-end clothes and electronics.

Articles still in their original packaging from Apple, Hermes and Louis Vuitton were among the items seized.

Stolen items on a table, including electronics. 

A table of stolen luxury goods

The investigation is ongoing.

A number of items have been confirmed stolen out of other Lower Mainland jurisdictions, said Corporal Mike Kalanj with the Burnaby RCMP. We continue to work with our policing partners to determine where these items were stolen from in order to further our investigation.

Burnaby RCMP (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9900


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