Richmond RCMP and Metro Vancouver Transit Police conduct joint operation focused on individuals predominately utilizing transit to enter Richmond to commit crime.


On June 19, 2021 Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit, in conjunction with the Metro Vancouver Transit police, arrested 17 people. The vast majority of arrests were for alleged thefts from local business. Two of those arrested had outstanding warrants.


“Unfortunately, we know that transit, like the Canada Line, is being used by people to enter and exit Richmond to commit crime,” says Sergeant Simon Lee, NCO In-charge of Targeted Enforcement Units, “This is why we will continue to work these joint operations.”


Some of the most commonly stolen items included:


·         Batteries;

·         Food (cheese, alcohol, steak);

·         Razor blades (for men’s shavers);

·         Clothing;

·         Cosmetics.


“The impact thefts have on a business can be huge,” says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, “We are committed to supporting our local merchants and businesses by actively seeking out those intent on stealing from them.” 


Anyone who may have information regarding a potential crime is urged to contact the police of jurisdiction. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at

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