The Langley RCMP have arrested a suspect in the strange incident earlier this month, in which a man was found hiding in a senior's apartment.
Liban Mohamud Shire, a 22-year-old with no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with break and enter and unlawful confinement for the Sept. 5 incident, said Cpl. Holly Marks, the spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Police believe Shire is the man who climbed into the second-storey apartment, in the 5800 block of Glover Road during the early morning.
The 87-year-old resident was getting ready for bed when she found the man hiding in her home.
He knocked her to the ground, then told her he just wanted food and helped her up and into her bedroom.
From there, she grabbed and activated the emergency alarm. The man fled over the balcony.
The victim wasn't hurt in her fall, but was slightly injured when she yanked on the emergency cord.
A forensic team checked the balcony for evidence and police said they quickly determined a suspect.
Shire was held in custody after his arrest and has appeared several times in Surrey provincial court.
He is also wanted on arrest warrants in Saskatchewan for possession of stolen property, unlawful confinement, and robbery, said Marks.
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