POLICE who snared a suspected burglar outside a West Vancouver home Nov. 4 later allegedly found loot at his home that had been taken from that same address in two previous break-ins.
West Vancouver police were called to the home in the 2000-block of 26th Street in response to an alarm. On arrival, a witness told them a man had been passing property to a woman through a window in the house's garage.
When the officer investigated, the male suspect burst out of the building and tried to escape, but was brought down by the officer and the witness, according to police. The woman managed to flee but was later tracked to a hiding place on a neighbouring street by a dog team and taken to ground.
The man, Andrew Roy Cross, 47, was treated in hospital for a head injury he received during the struggle before being taken to the station for processing. He was remanded in custody until a court appearance Thursday.
The woman, a 34-year-old Vancouver resident, was treated for a dog bite at the station and then released on a promise to appear. Her name has not been released.
Both suspects have extensive criminal records, according to police.
After the incident, investigators searched Cross's home on Quebec Street in Vancouver and found property there that had allegedly been taken from the from the same West Vancouver house in two previous burglaries, leading them to suspect he may have visited the address before.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the WVPD at 604-925-7300.