Late night intruder startles Langley homeowner

A suspected cat burglar was chased off in Willoughby last week.

A Langley man was shaken after he scared off an intruder who appeared in his home at 3 a.m. last week.

On Aug. 24, Dan Anderson woke up and noticed something was wrong in his home near 208th Street in the Yorkson area.

“I noticed my door in my bedroom was open,” Anderson said. He and his girlfriend leave the door closed at night to keep out their cat, he said.

Through the gap in the door, he saw a figure in a black mask and dark outfit, carrying a small blue LED flashlight.

Anderson said he kicked the door shut from the bed, pinning it against the intruder.

Then Anderson said he charged the door, knocking it off its hinges and pushing back against the burglar.

The intruder scampered after that, running down to the front door.

Anderson called the Langley RCMP, who checked out the scene and tried to establish a trail with a tracking dog, but with no success.

Although there were wallets, purses, and other items downstairs, nothing was gone.

“He didn’t steal anything, that’s what’s kind of creepy about it,” Anderson said.

He and his girlfriend spent several nights sleeping at her place because they didn’t want to return to the townhouse right away, he said.

“It’s traumatic,” he said.

He’s also adding more security.

“We’re putting alarms in, got some new locks,” Anderson said.

The intrusion was the second in two nights in the area, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

On Aug. 23, homeowners a block away at around the 7600 block of 209th Street suffered a break in.

Largy said the occupants were asleep when someone ripped open a window screen and got inside. Several items were stolen from the home’s main floor.

Langley Mounties are urging people not to leave windows open at night, and to make sure all their doors are secure.

Anderson said he had left a screen door open on a second floor balcony. But after the break in, he realized someone could stand on a nearby mailbox and pull themselves up to gain access.

Anyone with information on thefts in Langley can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Just Posted

Langley Spartans enjoy multiple wins and a tie Friday

First-year rookie puts five points on the scoreboard for Trinity Western’s Spartans.

Rainfall warning issued across Lower Mainland into the weekend

50 to 70 mm of rain expected to fall starting overnight Friday and into Sunday morning

Langley’s own Vancouver Giants fall in Prairies during overtime

G-Men fell 6-5 to the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night.

Body located near Langley fire

A corpse was found near a mall off the Langley Bypass Friday morning.

COOKING IN LANGLEY: Chef offers options for preventing tears

Chef Dez offers a variety of tested and untested theories for cutting onion, to avoid water works.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Holy Heritage Rail Batman: Superheros come to Cloverdale historic train

The Fraser Valley Heritage Rail is hosting its third annual Halloween rail adventure Oct 28, 29

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Most Read