NORTH VANCOUVER — A Capilano University student who took part in the infamous Stanley Cup hockey riot three years ago will escape a criminal record after being handed a conditional discharge and pleading guilty to looting a downtown business.
Bikramjeet Singh, now 20, was one of more than 300 people who broke in and looted the London Drugs store on Georgia Street on the night of the riot.
According to court documents, Singh had turned 18 the day before the Stanley Cup final and his sister had given him tickets to watch the game at Rogers Arena. Afterwards, Singh ended up at London Drugs on Georgia Street, where looters had broken in. Singh was captured on surveillance video inside the store filling a bag with potato chips, chocolate bars and candy.
He was later identified when his image was included on a poster released by Vancouver police in March 2012.
In August 2012, Singh's lawyer arranged for Singh to turn himself in to police.
Noting Singh's lack of criminal past, record of community service and stern parental disapproval of his actions, Judge James Bahen let the young man off without a criminal record.
Instead, he placed Singh on probation for eight months. It includes a curfew, 40 hours of community service, and letters of apology to the Vancouver mayor and police chief. He must stay away from London Drugs.
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