Burnaby RCMP release footage of tire slashing suspects

Aiya Benaso / October 9, 2018

The suspects are described as young caucasian males, both wearing dark hooded tops.
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tire slashing suspect

Burnaby RCMP have released photos and a video of 2 suspects in a tire slashing spree that took place in Burnaby Monday morning.

Police report that 105 vehicles were affected on the 7100 block of 10th Ave & 7500 block of 12th Ave.

The suspects are described as young Caucasian males, both wearing dark hooded tops.

“This vandalism has come with great cost to the affected residents. The sheer quantity of vehicles involved is shocking and today we want the public to take a good look at the images we’re releasing and to contact us if they recongnize the suspects – Sergeant Major John Buis, Burnaby RCMP

Some residents report that they were woken up early in the morning to a loud bang and popping sounds but did not contact police.

“It could have been some kids getting into trouble, but I’ve heard some scary stories that it could be tire shops trying to get a little more business.” – Kevin, Burnaby Resident

Police are reminding the public to contact police immediately if they ever see or hear anything suspicious in their neighbourhood.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

It is believed that a knife was used to pop the tires, due to the size of the slashes. Many drivers have resorted to donut tires until they can get their vehicles in the shop.

With files from Riley Radiuk.