From the time Langley Township firefighters called in a report of a break and enter at near Willoughby firehall Sept. 19 to the time two men were arrested was 20 minutes.
The RCMP was called about the shed behind the firehall at 202nd Street and 72nd Avenue being broken into during the morning.
A captain advised that a male was seen leaving the shed with two boxes and entering a black Suburban. The vehicle fled eastbound on 72nd Avenue.
The police found the vehicle in the 21300 block of 64th Avenue.
“The owner of the shed advised a welder and welding helmet worth nearly $1,000 had been taken. These two items were located in the Suburban,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
The two occupants of the vehicle, males aged 36 and 46, both from Langley, were arrested have been released to appear in court Oct. 4 on charges of possession of stolen property and break and enter.
“In this particular investigation, I’m very happy to report, it was a mere 20 minutes from the initial report to arrests being made,” commented Insp. Amrik Virk.