Campbell River RCMP warn of targeted break and enters

Campbell River

2024-03-08 07:56 PST

File # 2024-2977

After two reported break ins at residences in Campbell River and similar break ins in the Comox Valley, the Campbell River RCMP are issuing a warning regarding the incidents.

There is significant information to support the theory that these thieves are targeting the residences that belong to small business owners of Asian descent in the community. The break ins appear to occur while the owners are at work, explained Cst. Maury Tyre. Investigators believe that an organized crime group may be placing GPS trackers on the victims vehicles in order to track their whereabouts.

Investigators in the Comox Valley have indicated that the residences may be visited by the thieves prior to the intrusion to determine if anyone is home. 

Cst. Holly Carlson of the Comox Valley RCMP stated, In the event that the suspects encounter the homeowner, they may mention that they are at the wrong house.

The RCMP are asking homeowners to contact police immediately if they have a similar occurrence at their home.

The two incidents under investigation in Campbell River are:

Both incidents in Campbell River and the incidents in the Comox Valley are under active investigation. 

Police are requesting that if you live in the areas of the break ins and have security cameras, to review your footage and contact police if you find anything suspicious. In addition, if you witnessed suspicious activity or vehicles in the area of the break ins, police would also request that you call in with that information. 

Cst.Tyre further explained, There are multiple ways to help safeguard homes against intrusions and loss.

If you have been the victim of a crime or wish to report criminal activity in the community please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

Released by

Cst. Maury Tyre
Media Relations Officer
Campbell River RCMP
275 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8
Office: 250-286-6221
Cell: 250-895-1468
Fax: 250-286-3983


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