New Westminster – On August 3, 2019, members of the New Westminster Police Department arrested a male for breaking into the storage lockers inside an apartment building in the 100 blk of 2nd Street. Residents attended the laundry room and observed an unknown male going through some of the storage lockers that were housed in the room. One of the residents observed some of their belongings that were kept in their locker now on the floor near this unknown male.
The resident manager was alerted and approached the male who was now outside of the apartment and wrapping a pair of bolt cutters with a towel. The manager recognized that they were in fact his bolt cutters and the police were notified.
NWPD Patrol members attended and arrested the male for Break and Enter. The 43 yr old male of no fixed address was held for a bail hearing.
“This is great example of members of the community being vigilant and notifying police when they see something suspicious occurring,” stated Acting Chief Constable David Jansen, “NWPD officers were able to arrest this male thanks to the actions of these residents”.