Unusual Car Cleanliness Leads to Arrests


2017-07-12 08:22 PDT

File # 2017-21466

On July 6, 2017, shortly before 2 pm, a Richmond resident in the Hamilton area noticed two suspicious men wearing gloves and using a spray bottle to frantically clean a car near her residence. She quickly took a photograph of the men and called police just before they sped away in a second waiting vehicle.


Due to quick reporting of the suspicious activity and the immediate coordinated efforts of Richmond RCMP Patrol Units, Property Crime Unit (PCU) and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS), officers arrested two males before they were able to leave the neighbourhood. The car was reportedly stolen out of Surrey, BC.


The suspects, a 35 year old male from Surrey, and a 28 year old male from North Vancouver, are known to police. Charges are pending and our investigation is on-going.


Richmond RCMP officers care about their community and are thankful when vigilant community members report suspicious activity. The Richmond RCMP will hold those who commit crimes in our community accountable. Says Superintendent Will Ng, Officer in Charge of the Richmond RCMP Detachment.


Released by

Cst. Jon Francis

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP Detachment
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, British Columbia V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4832
Cell: 604-961-5472
Fax: 604-207-4710

Email: jonathan.francis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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