Richmond RCMP arrest two people in middle of break in

Caught in the act

Richmond RCMP have two people in custody after they were caught in the middle of a break in.

Cpl. Dennis Hwang said at 2:46 p.m. on Dec. 2, police responded to a break and enter in progress in the 11000 block of Seaton Road.

“Two suspects allegedly rang the door bell of a home and when no one answered, they broke in via a locked rear door. A homeowner was inside and contacted police,” said Hwang.

Front line officers were joined by officers from Richmond RCMP’s Strikeforce in establishing a security perimeter.

Two suspects clad in black attempted to evade police, but were quickly arrested.

Richmond residents Rianne Maufou Yee, and Kayla Melissa Perry, both 31, have been charged with one count of break and enter to a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Both of the accused are known to police.

“As we continue our investigation, more charges may be forthcoming. The homeowner was brave in a stressful situation. They were able to provide police with excellent information and our response was swift,” said Hwang.

“The Richmond RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind the community to be watchful for those persons approaching homes door to door. Whether the persons are from trades, salespeople, or persons in more official capacities, please check for signs that something may be off. They may be using props to assist them such as ladders, clipboards, and reflective vests.

“You do not have to open your door and it is well within your scope to verify who they are and ask for proper identification. In this case, the suspects had a Fortis BC umbrella which may have been used to camouflage their purpose. In another recent case, suspects wore hardhats and coveralls and posed as city employees. If you see anything suspicious, contact the police immediately.”

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