Police seek tenant of Burnaby apartment containing dynamite 0
Residents from an apartment building were evacuated for five hours after sticks of dynamite were discovered inside a unit Monday. RCMP are now searching for the tenant of the unit where both cocaine and explosives were discovered. (KEVIN HILL/24 HOURS)
Police are still on the hunt for a tenant of a Burnaby apartment complex where dynamite was discovered following a cocaine bust, forcing a full evacuation of the highrise building Monday evening.
Burnaby RCMP Cpl. David Reid said the resident, who faces charges including drug trafficking and possession of an explosive device, is known to police and it’s just a matter of time before investigators find him.
“I don’t think it’s terribly likely … he’s about to walk to the front desk and ask for his dynamite back,” Reid said, adding a name or description of the suspect was not available.
Ten sticks of dynamite were discovered in a duffle bag in the apartment on the 4200 block of Grange Street, near Kingsway, after members of the police drug squad executed a warrant on the unit.
A maintenance worker used a camera phone to take pictures of a white substance he came across while performing upgrades inside the apartment early Monday morning. He passed the picture on to the building manager, who then contacted police.
Residents were not allowed inside the complex from 6 to 11 p.m. while the RMCP explosive disposal unit removed the dynamite, according to Reid.