Surrey RCMP recover stolen bank and ID cards

Surrey

2020-12-16 13:39 PST

File # 2020-189370

Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) officers located a large stash of stolen identification and bank cards during the execution of a search warrant, in Cloverdale.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on December 8, 2020, Surrey RCMP responded to the theft of a vehicle from a residence in the 17200-block of 57 Avenue. The stolen vehicle had the owner’s credit card inside which was fraudulently used soon after it was stolen, at a business near 168 Street and 60 Avenue.

The investigation quickly progressed as members of the Surrey RCMP CRU obtained video, which assisted with the identification of a male and female suspect. Further investigation culminated in a search warrant at residence in the 5800-block of 172A Street on December 11, 2020.

During the execution of the search warrant, officers located numerous items including a large quantity of stolen bank cards, identification, documents, firearms ammunition, and evidence related to the stolen vehicle (see attached photo).

stolen id cards

A man and woman were arrested and later released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time. The stolen vehicle was later recovered in Cloverdale by frontline officers on December 11, 2020.

We know that every recovered document or credit card represents a person who may have been a victim of identity theft and fraud, says Sergeant Roger Green, of the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit. We strongly urge everyone to take as many precautions as they can to protect themselves from falling victim to these types of crimes.

Surrey RCMP recommends the following tips to prevent identity theft:

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.   

 

Released by

Cpl. Joanie Sidhu

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 

 

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