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If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.
If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
On June 12 1930 Hours, New Westminster police were contacted by a witness whom advised of observing a male underneath a vehicle parked on a business premise in the One-Hundred Block of East Columbia Street. Patrol officer Constable Daryl Pakosh quickly attended the scene and discovered the male still partway under the vehicle attempting to cut off the vehicle catalytic converter with a power tool.
The male was arrested without incident. The male, a Thirty-Three year old Burnaby resident and is known to police, was held in custody pending a bail hearing. Police are recommending numerous charges including theft and, break and enter.
Catalytic converters contain small amounts of expensive precious metals. Replacing a vehicles catalytic converter is very expensive. This type of theft is on the rise across North America. Vehicle owners can make a difference in reducing this and other thefts involving vehicles.
What can vehicle owners do to reduce the chances of being of victim of this crime? Practice the proven methods of theft prevention;