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The New Westminster Police Department makes an arrest following a string of break-and-enters

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department have arrested a man in connection with a series of break-and-enters that occurred over this summer.

As part of the investigation into the break-ins, the New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit and Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Royal Avenue. A large amount of property was located, and investigators are currently working through the items to determine what has been stolen.

“We’d like to thank our officers for their excellent work on this file,” Stated Acting Chief Dave Jansen. “Residents are asked to be vigilant in terms of their own personal security. A window closed needs to be locked, a door closed needs to be locked. Please don’t rely on a window that has a screen on it as being secure.”

54 year old Dale Rimmer of New Westminster is facing several charges.

The New Westminster Police Department is asking anyone who was the victim of a break-and-enter this summer, to connect with their investigating officer to determine if any of the recovered stolen property is theirs. If victims of these break-and-enters do not have serial numbers on file, any photographs of the stolen items are asked to be passed along to the investigating officer.

Thanks to the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Section for assistance on this file.

 

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Contact person: Sergeant Jeff Scott, 604-529-2423