Burnaby RCMP arrest two, seize handgun in identity theft case

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Burnaby RCMP have seized a handgun, taser baton and made two arrests as a result of an identity theft investigation.

As part of the investigation, police executed a search warrant in the 7600-block of Rosewood Street on August 9.

Officers also seized a log book allegedly containing addresses of victims, pieces of stolen ID and mail and a post office box master key set.

The two people who were arrested were allegedly found in possession of fraudulent identification and materials used in the production of fraudulent identification.

A 35-year-old Burnaby man is facing charges of Possession of Break-In Instruments, Theft from Mail, and various weapons related charges.

“Identity theft has a significant impact on its victims and on the community as a whole. We are confident that this investigation will reduce the amount of break-ins and mail theft that was occurring in the City of Burnaby,”says Corporal Daniela Panesar.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other identity theft operation is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.