The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.
*Sept. 20, headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported that they were called by a person claiming to be from their bank. As requested, they provided the caller with their personal information and gave them banking details, which allowed access to their bank account. As a result, a large sum of money was fraudulently transferred from the complainant’s account to a crypto account. The bank is investigating the incident and information will be provided to police.
*Sept. 21, 1200 Block of 56th Street: A business provided police with a description and surveillance video of a male breaking into their shop. Police attended and located the suspect who was in possession of stolen items. The suspect was arrested, charged, and released on a requirement to appear in court at a future date.
*Sept. 21, headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant attended police headquarters to report the bank had contacted them asking if they had withdrawn $4,000 from their bank account and opened a new credit card. As the complainant had done neither, the bank cancelled the transactions without the loss of any funds. Police advised the complainant to contact Equifax and TransUnion credit agencies to ensure their accounts are monitored.
*Sept. 22, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business observed a male conceal several items and leave the store without payment. Police attended, and the suspect was taken into custody. Further investigation found the suspect was also breaching conditions out of Vancouver and was wanted in Victoria. The suspect was transported to Surrey Cells for an unendorsed warrant.
*Sept. 23, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported, they left their bicycle locked to a tree while they were inside the mall working for several hours. When they returned, the bicycle had been stolen with the lock cut on the ground. The bicycle is described as a Kona Mountain bike.
*Sept. 23, 52nd Street & Saratoga Drive: A vehicle was stopped at a police roadblock. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol and provided police with two breath samples, both read “fail.” The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, and the vehicle was impounded for 30-days.
*Sept. 23, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported, three males, stole three T-shirts, valued at $135. Security officers located the males in the mall. Police attended and arrested the suspects. Merchandise was returned to the mall store and the three suspects released on a civil ban not to return to the mall.
*Sept. 18, 6900 Tilbury Road: A business reported a break and enter. Police attended and found the suspects had gained access to the property by cutting a chain link gate. Three spools of wire worth approximately $3,000 was stolen. One spool of wire, and bolt cutters were found stashed in the bush across the street. This is the second incident in the past two weeks. Surveillance video was obtained for possible identification of the suspects.
*Sept. 22, headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported they had fallen for an online scam and sent $1,300, via e-transfer, to a fake company which claimed to invest the complainant’s money. The complainant sent another $4,000 to the fake company, which was stopped by the bank as the transaction was flagged as fraudulent. All bank information and credit cards were changed and updated. Police advised the complainant to contact TransUnion and Equifax and provided information regarding protecting banking information.
*Sept. 22, 4900 Block of Chisholm Street: A business reported a break and enter. Police attended and found the front door had been pried open. Two computer monitors and five boxes of documents were stolen. The two suspects left in a late model black vehicle. Police were provided with surveillance video for possible identification.
*Sept. 23, headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported, someone had opened a credit card in their name, and they had received a bill from a collection agency. The complainant believes the fraud occurred as the result of losing their driver’s license from an earlier truck theft. Police advised the complainant to contact Equifax to place extra security on the account. Investigation to be continued by police to determine who had opened the account.