New Westminster – On October 1st at approximately 8:00pm the New Westminster Police Department was contacted after someone had seen damage to a storage room door noticed a suspicious person inside the storage room.
As police arrived on scene they observed a man matching the suspect description running out of the front entrance to the condominium. The suspect was arrested for break and enter without incident. A maintenance worker who was working in the building advised police that the suspect threatened him with a knife as he was running out of the building. Officers located a knife in nearby bushes.
“To address break-ins, managers of multi-family buildings are encouraged to reach out to our Crime Prevention Coordinator for a security audit as there are environmental design choices that can decrease the likelihood of criminal behaviour,” Stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “In addition, residents are encouraged to call police when they see criminal behaviour inside their buildings.”
Charges related to break and enter and assault with a weapon are being recommended. The New Westminster Police Department would like to encourage anyone with information on property crimes to please contact 604-525-5411. Please report crimes in progress to 9-1-1.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar