Prolific offender arrested by Surrey Mounties

A Langley man is back behind bars, suspected of more thefts.

  • Dec. 2, 2015 6:00 p.m.

A prolific offender from Langley has been arrested in Surrey and charged with a large number of mail thefts.

In the last week of November, Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) began an investigation of a known property crime offender who was recently released on mail theft charges that took place in another community.

On Nov. 23rd officers arrested the suspect at a residence in the 20100 block of Fraser Highway after he allegedly committed numerous mail thefts in the Langley area.

A subsequent search of the suspect and his vehicle revealed several pieces of stolen mail and break and enter tools.

Tyler Barta, a 30-year-old from Langley, has now been charged with theft of mail, possession of a break-in instrument, and breach of recognizance.

Barta is believed to be associated to another prolific offender that Surrey RCMP recently arrested and charged for theft of mail and stolen property last month.

“Both of these individuals were priority targets for our Property Crime Target Team and should have a positive impact on our property crime,” said Surrey’s Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Their arrests should also serve as a reminder to residents to take the necessary precautions, especially during the holiday season, and check your mail frequently.”

If you plan on being away over the holidays consider putting your mail on hold. Never send cash in the mail, only money orders, and deposit any mail containing sensitive or financial information at your local post office. Report any suspicious activity to police and if you see an overturned or vandalized mailbox contact Canada Post at 1-800-267-1177.

 

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