The New Westminster Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a series of break-and-enters over the summer with help from the Surrey RCMP's property crime section.
The NWPD's street crime and crime reduction units searched a home on Royal Avenue, where a "large amount" of property was found, police said in a news release. Investigators are currently working through the items to determine if any of the items were stolen.
“Residents are asked to be vigilant in terms of their own personal security,” said acting Chief Dave Jansen. "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.”
Dale Rimmer, 54, of New West is facing several charges.
The NWPD 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 should be passed along to the investigating officer.