Like following a trail of cheerios, North Vancouver RCMP’s Uniformed Crime Reduction Team (UCRT) methodically followed a serial burglar’s trail of evidence.
The 3-month crime spree targeted small businesses that were closed for the night. The burglar had already committed 11 break-ins in North Van, Delta, White Rock and Vancouver when UCRT members caught him in the middle of number 12.
On March 18, 2019, 42-year-old Burnaby resident Gordon Vincent Gladstone was charged with 12 counts of burglary for offences alleged to have occurred between September 1, 2018 and January 2, 2019.
He remains in custody and is set to next appear before a judge on April 1.
Small business owners work hard to make a go of things, and they’re a really important part of North Van’s community, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP.
Now they have one less thing to worry about.
Cooperation and information sharing between RCMP and Municipal agencies such as Vancouver Police and Delta Police was important in the case, said Sgt. DeVries.
We’ve known for a long time that we have to work together to solve inter-jurisdictional crime. This shows we are.