New Westminster – 50 year old New Westminster resident Warren David Bonsell has been convicted of three offences, after extensive multi-jurisdictional robbery investigations were completed in New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Burnaby.
Between December 5th 2018 and January 7th 2019, four small business robberies occurred in the cities of New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Burnaby. The suspect reportedly covered his face while demanding money and holding what appeared to be a firearm. The suspect, Mr. Bonsell, was arrested and charged with several offences: see original media release here.
Since his charge approval, Mr. Bonsell has been convicted in court of two counts of robbery, use of imitation firearm while committing an offence.
Mr. Bonsell received a jail sentence of 2 years 9 months on each of the two robbery counts, and 1 year on the use of an imitation firearm count, along with a lifetime firearms prohibition.
“A robbery can be a very troubling event that has an element of violence, which is of great concern to the public. The hard work and collaboration of New Westminster Police Department investigators and policing partners at Coquitlam and Burnaby RCMP detachments led to the successful arrest, charge, and subsequent conviction of Mr. Bonsell,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We will continue to tirelessly investigate offences so that we can ensure our community is safe for everyone to enjoy.”
Mr. Bonsell remains in the custody of BC Corrections.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Jeff Scott