Following a short standoff in downtown Langley Saturday, police have arrested a second man in a home invasion that occurred earlier this month.
Acting on a tip from a member of the public, Langley Mounties were able to arrest Brody Muncey, a 27-year-old Langley man, believed involved in the Sept. 9 home invasion and robbery of two elderly women, explained Lnagley RMCP Const. Craig Van Herk.
Muncey was arrested in an apartment building in the 5300 block of 206th Street, based on a tip that he was staying in one of the units.
"Out of an abundance of caution, some residents of neighbouring units were temporarily moved outside and the Lower Mainland emergency response team was called in," Van Herk explained.
"A short standoff ensued but after a few minutes Muncey was arrested without further incident," he added.
Muncey is being held in custody pending a court appearance today (Tuesday) in Surrey provincial court.
The suspect is expected to face charges of break and enter and unlawful confinement.
He was also the subject of outstanding warrants for robbery and use of an imitation firearm in Burnaby.
Muncey was found in the same block where the home invasion took place. Van Herk couldn't say if Muncey was actually living in the apartment where he was located by the police.
"He is quite well known to police," Van Herk said of the suspect.
Mounties were thanking the media and public for their help in locating and arresting
Muncey, with Insp. Murray Power lauding all involved.
"We are very pleased with the response to this crime by members of the Langley RCMP.
"Their efforts were supported by Lower Mainland support sections including the forensic identification section, police dog services, and the emergency response team and ensured a timely, efficient investigation," Power said.
On Thursday, police announced they'd made an arrest in another home invasion in Langley that occurred on Sept. 5. For the full story on that home invasion and arrest, see story on page A8.
The two cases involved break-ins through secondstorey balconies in Langley City, but otherwise are believed to be completely unrelated, Van Herk told the Langley Advance.
@ Copyright 2013