On December 24th at 7:30 pm an upstairs resident of a home in the 1300 block of 4th avenue heard a smashing sound. Knowing that the downstairs resident was away, the upstairs resident called New Westminster Police and then went to investigate. Upon looking into the suite the resident discovered the glass entry door was smashed and further saw a male that was still inside the basement suite. This same male was subsequently arrested at the scene. The downstairs resident did return home a short while later to confirm the arrested male had no legitimate access to the residence and that items inside his suite had been placed into a bag ready to steal.
This alledged burglar was also wanted on warrants out of Vancouver and Victoria for similar offences. He was held for a bail hearing in the morning.