Surrey RCMP’s Auto Crime Target Team (ACTT) has arrested a 35-year-old man, who is now facing numerous charges including possession of stolen property and possession of a prohibited firearm.
Robert Leo Jones of Surrey was arrested on March 13, 2019, after he was located by members of the ACTT, allegedly in possession of a white Jeep Cherokee which had been reported stolen out of Vancouver on March 11, 2019. Jones was safely arrested with the assistance of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team.
At the time of his arrest, Jones was also allegedly in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition. Investigators also located and seized a quantity of suspected illicit drugs, credit cards and other items believed to be stolen property.
Jones has been charged with the numerous Criminal Code Offenses including:
possession of property obtained by crime;
carrying a concealed weapon and related prohibited weapons offenses;
unauthorized possession of a firearm;
unauthorized use of credit card data;
driving while prohibited and breaches of several court orders.
He was also wanted in outstanding warrants other unrelated charges.
“Prolific offenders tend to be responsible for a majority of auto thefts, so arrests like this can have a significant positive impact on property crime in the community at multiple levels,” said Staff Sergeant Glenn Atkins, Acting Proactive Enforcement Officer. “We are pleased that this investigation has resulted in both the recovery of a stolen vehicle, and the seizure of an illegal firearm. Stolen vehicles are often used in to facilitate other offences. This arrest and contraband seizure represents a disruption in a continuing string of property related offences.”
The role of the Surrey RCMP Auto Crime Target Team is to identify and target prolific auto crime offenders in order to gather evidence and apprehend suspects involved in auto crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca