Man on the run in connection with a Richmond kidnapping arrested
Mounties in Coquitlam say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a Richmond kidnapping has been arrested.
Arjun Purewal was arrested on Tuesday in Surrey by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, according to a Coquitlam RCMP news release Thursday. The warrant was issued by Coquitlam RCMP on Aug. 26, after police allege Purewal had illegally removed an ankle monitor.
Purewal was awaiting sentencing in connection with a Vancouver police investigation into a kidnapping, which occurred in Richmond in September 2021.
During the course of its investigation, IHIT located Purewal at the Surrey residence as part of an ongoing investigation into a 2021 Richmond homicide, said Cpl. Alexa Hodgins, a spokeswoman for the Coquitlam RCMP.
Purewal was taken into custody by IHIT investigators where he remains pending a court appearance.