Some types of crime comes in waves, and currently in Delta and Metro Vancouver catalytic converters are being targeted, particularly in the industrial areas such as Annacis Island and Tilbury.

“Delta Police has a dedicated Property Crime Unit to address these spikes in crime,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “Property crime is one of the top concerns that the public has identified to us.”

On July 9 the DPD Property Crime Unit, with the assistance of Vancouver Police, took 3 prolific property offenders into custody around 4:30 am, July 9.

The investigation is ongoing, and police will be recommending charges of theft under $5,000 and mischief.

Business owners are encouraged to reach out to Delta Police regarding the Business Watch Program, for information and tools to help businesses protect their property.