Abbotsford man who was on list of top-10 car thieves is arrested

Million Gerbe Radia, 32, was recognized by security staff at Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam.

  • Mar. 28, 2012 4:00 p.m.
These three Abbotsford men are listed among the top 10 most-wanted car thieves in B.C.

These three Abbotsford men are listed among the top 10 most-wanted car thieves in B.C.

An Abbotsford man who was named earlier this month as one of the Lower Mainland’s 10 most wanted car thieves has been arrested in Coquitlam.

Million Gerbe Radia, 32, was arrested Saturday, March 24 at the Boulevard Casino after security staff recognized him from the list, which was published online and in media reports.

He was among four of the thieves who either turned themselves in or were arrested since March 15. The others were Kevin Michael Beech of Richmond/Langley, and Mark Winston Berry and Todd Joseph Savoie of Surrey.

Radia was on the list for having allegedly stolen two vehicles within four days and fleeing from police on both occasions. He has an across-Canada ban from driving, and police warned that he was considered violent.

He was wanted for possession of stolen property and breach of probation.

Two other Abbotsford men who were on the list, released by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), are still at large.

Christopher John Bursey, 22, is on the list because he fled from police in a stolen BMW, wrapped it around a telephone pole, and attempted to flee on foot and hide in a nearby Keg restaurant.

His criminal history includes various property crimes. He is wanted for possession of stolen property, theft, possession of break-in instruments, and unlawful use of ID.

Clint Warren Rose, 35, is a repeated car thief in Abbotsford/Mission who continually flees from police and has numerous property crime convictions, according to IMPACT.

He is wanted for breach of his bail conditions and driving while prohibited.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local police (604-859-5225 in Abbotsford) or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.