Break and enter suspect hooked while making-off with bait-bike: Richmond RCMP

Richmond, BC – At approximately 8:30 pm on October 13, 2020, Richmond RCMP arrested a man who allegedly made of with a bicycle minutes after it had been placed out as bait near the Richmond Centre Mall at 6551 No. 3 Rd.

A mere 7 minutes after they had set their bait-bike, members of the Richmond RCMP Strike Force Team discovered that the bicycle had been moved. Officers intercepted the stolen bike minutes later, near the intersection of Lansdowne Road and Arcadia Road, where they arrested the rider without incident.

During a search subsequent to his arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of a number of tools, contrary to conditions of a release order. This order stemmed from a previous arrest for a break and enter in Burnaby in December of 2019.

Arrested by Police in Canada
(File Photo) Arrested by Police in Canada

The suspect, 20 year-old Warren Mark Spence of no fixed address, was also found to be the subject of two outstanding warrants originating from Burnaby and Surrey. He was subsequently held in custody and currently faces new charges of:

– Theft under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code; and

– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Anyone who may have witnessed this alleged theft, or who may have information on other crimes, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

File # 2020-28015

Richmond RCMP

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