It may be the season for giving, but in two recent cases, Delta police have managed to nab some grinches who were taking away thousands of dollars worth of items from others.
The Delta Police Department (DPD) stated in a news release today (December 4) that Delta officers, along with the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, used a search warrant on the evening of December 2 during an investigation at a residence in the 4600 block of 51st Street in Ladner.
Officers arrested two adult suspects, who were later released from custody on a promise to appear in court in February.
At the residence, police discovered a huge stash of suspected stolen property.
“Investigators have recovered a large number of items that are believed to have been stolen,” Delta Police Property Crime Unit Insp. Guy Leeson stated in a news release. “Police are in the process of identifying property and have started returning it to owners.”
Items recovered range from various tools to machinery, including property recently reported stolen from a farm in Ladner. The recovered items are worth an approximate total items $140,000.
The investigation into the thefts is continuing on and the DPD expects charges to be recommended.
Meanwhile in a separate incident, the DPD stated today that around noon on November 30, police received a report about an alleged theft at Tsawwassen Mills Mall.
Officers who arrived at the location stopped two suspects who were attempting to leave in their vehicle.
Police found that the suspects, who are prolific offenders, were in possession of approximately $1,800 worth of retail goods stolen from various stores.
Both individuals were arrested and the investigation remains ongoing.