VANCOUVER: A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of BC’ 36-year-old Gene Karl Lahrkamp, who is #2 on the listof Canada’s top 25 most-wanted released by the national “Be On The Lookout” (BOLO) program.
Lahrkamp is wanted in connection with the shooting death of former Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand on February 5th. However, the police warn public not to take anyaction to apprehend Lahrkamp yourself. He may be armed and dangerous.
The information posted on Bolo website In the early morning of Saturday, February 5, 2022, the body of a man was found near a villa in Rawai Beach, Muang district of Phuket, Thailand. The man had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
“The victim was identified as 32-year-old Jimi Sandhu; an Indian citizen, and former Canadian resident. In Canada, Sandhu was known for his involvement with the “UN” Gang, one of the groups involved in a violent on-going conflict in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia. He was deported back to India in 2016 for “serious criminality.”
“The Royal Thai Police investigation determined that Sandhu was deliberately targeted by two Canadian gunmen who flew back to Canada in the days following the murder.
“The Thai authorities requested the assistance of the Canadian authorities to locate and apprehend the 2 suspects. INTERPOL issued Red Notices for the suspects and arrest warrants were issued in Canada for both suspects. One of them was apprehended in Alberta in February 2022. The other accused is still actively evading arrest.”
Anyone offering Lahrkamp assistance in evading arrest may be considered an accessory after the fact and face charges.
Section 240 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that “every one who is an accessory after the fact to murder is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.”
The reward up to $100,000 and is only available until October 26. The tipster will have one year from the date of arrest to claim the reward. They can submit their tip to 911 or anonymously to Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or solvecrime.ca.
Lahrkamp’s last known address was in Trail, B.C. Investigators believe he may still be in British Columbia.
Another B.C. fugitive, 61-year-old JOHN NORMAN MACKENZIE, is #21 on the list. He is wanted for being unlawfully at large after escaping from Mission Institution.
At a national news conference in Toronto, BOLO announced an enhanced amplification campaign to gain attention for the top 25 through social media, advertising and other engagement methods to encourage citizens to “be on the lookout”. The list was compiled coordination with police agencies across Canada including the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC).The Bolo Program is a breakthrough initiative leveraging social media, technology, and innovative engagement to encourage citizens to be on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted.
Here in B.C., Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers works in partnership with BOLO on an ongoing basis to spread the word about these fugitives, assists in gathering tips from those who want to provide information anonymously, and helps coordinate delivery of rewards offered by BOLO to those eligible to receive them.
Linda Annis, Executive Director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers, said, “By increasing awareness online, we and BOLO hope to attract extra attention. Crime Stoppers stands ready to take anonymous tips on any information that will help find them.”
The effect of the announcement was felt immediately. Later that same evening, anonymous information was received about the location of AbilazizMohamed and he was subsequently arrested. Toronto police was able to arrest Canada’s number one ‘Most Wanted’ Man Mohamed on the same evening. On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 as part of a Canada-wide initiative to fugitives, an unprecedented reward of up to $250,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest of Mohamed, 32, of Toronto, for first-degree murder.capture wanted
Details on BOLO’s top 25 are available at www.boloprogram.org
Call calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, 1-855-448- (new number), online at solvecrime.ca or by following the link on the Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Find MVCS on Twitter: @solvecrime and Instagram: @metrovancouvercrimestoppers.
Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers accepts tips in 115 different languages and will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a criminal, recovery of stolen property, seizure of illegal drugs or guns or denial of a fraudulent insurance claim. Tipsters stay anonymous by using code numbers to check back later and collect their rewards.