Coordinated inter-agency response lead to arrests of home invasion suspects

Richmond

2023-05-17 11:01 PDT

File # 2023-14495

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on May 12, 2023, frontline Richmond RCMP responded to a residence in the 10000 block of Blundell Road after reports of multiple suspects allegedly forcing their way into the home and assaulting the occupants.

Two occupants, men in their twenties, were transported to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service and treated for their injuries.

The suspects fled in a light-coloured Honda sedan prior to police arrival.

A coordinated and comprehensive search by Richmond RCMP frontline, Richmond Gang Enforcement Team (RGET), LMD Urban Patrol Helicopter Air 1, and the Vancouver Police Department culminated in 6 suspects being arrested in Vancouver and several firearms and weapons recovered.

Camera view from LMD Urban Helicopter Air-1

FLIR camera view from LMD Urban Helicopter Air-1

The suspects, all male, included 4 adults and 2 youths. They hail from different cities in the lower mainland.

The Honda sedan was seized by Richmond RCMP and is currently undergoing forensic analysis. Police strongly believe this was a targeted incident.

This was a highly coordinated response from all the agencies involved says Staff Sergeant Gene Hsieh, NCO i/c , Richmond RCMP Major Crimes Unit. Having boots on the ground and eyes in the sky was definitely advantageous in swiftly arresting these suspects and maintaining public safety adds S/Sgt. Hsieh.

Our investigation is active and on-going and has been assumed by Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section.

Should anyone have any information on this investigation, we ask them to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2023-14495

 

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Cpl. Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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