Suspects flee after attempted break and enter 

Date:            2021-May-31
Contact:      Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy
Telephone:  604.925.7348
File #:          21-5841

West Vancouver – West Vancouver Police are on the lookout for three break and enter suspects, after a homeowner called them Saturday night to report someone trying to break down their door. 

On Saturday, May 29, at 10:00 pm, WVPD officers responded to the 1400 blk of Chartwell Dr. after someone called 9-1-1 claiming that someone was trying to gain entry to their home by breaking down their front door. 

When the homeowner called out, the suspects fled.

Police immediately set up containment in the area, and located the suspect vehicle idling nearby. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, and was observed driving extremely dangerously, at one point driving the wrong way on Hwy 1 in an attempt to avoid a police roadblock. 

The Police Air Services helicopter, Air 1, attended and tracked the suspect vehicle across the Lions Gate Bridge and into Stanley Park, where the suspects fled on foot. 

Officers from the Vancouver Police Department assisted in searching throughout the park, but the suspects were not located.

“We appreciate the assistance of Air 1 as well as members of the Vancouver Police Department,” says Cst Kevin Goodmurphy. “This was a dynamic situation with significant risk to the public, due to the extremely dangerous driving behavior of the suspects.” “Having air support meant safely tracking the suspects movements, without increasing further risk.” 

Officers located the unoccupied vehicle in Stanley Park where it was seized for investigation.  

It was determined that the suspects did not gain entry to the residence on Chartwell Dr.  

The investigation is ongoing.