Home invasion suspects in custody

 

Langley Mounties have arrested four suspects in a violent home invasion that took place in Langley City earlier this month.

All four are now charged with break and enter and assault with a weapon.

Police allege that on Sept. 8, the four people entered an apartment building in the 5600 block of 201A Street. The youngest of the group, a woman, knocked on the door of the victim at 3:15 a.m.

The victim opened the door to her, and the three men with her forced their way inside.

The victim was told to be quiet and told to sit in a chair, then hit several times leaving a mark on his face. He was held at knifepoint while the suspects rummaged through his apartment.

The thieves took a Blackberry, two laptop computers, several wristwatches and two Masonic rings, and the victim’s wallet.

The RCMP released videos and photographs of suspects in the case a few weeks after the incident.

Now charged are Mauricio Avila, 22, Dustyn Wald, 22, Andreas Bronk, 24, and Georgia Krenus, 18. Krenus and Avila live in Langley, Wald in Surrey, and Bronk in Chilliwack.

Avila has also been charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. 

Krenus is the only one so far released, while the others remain in custody awaiting their next court date. All are scheduled to appear before  a judge in Surrey on Oct. 22.

“The response from the public in this case was outstanding,” said Insp. Murray Power, Officer in Charge of the Langley Detachment. “With the collective efforts of the RCMP and the public we can and will have positive advancements in these types of investigations. To have charges approved for an incident of this nature is extremely important to police, victims of this crime, and our communities.” 

Just Posted

Langley animals feeling effects of smoky skies

Animal shelters are trying to keep their critters healthy through the smoggy days.

Medevac called to South Surrey business

Emergency response to workplace accident Tuesday

Langley City in need of some Terry Fox Run helpers

People can help out on run day or be involved in preparations before then.

Langley rider looks for hometown advantage if she makes World Cup

It won’t be known until Friday if Langley’s L.J. Tidball qualifies for the Longines FEI competition.

VIDEO: Mustang Roundup in Langley attracts car lovers from all over

A car show dedicated entirely to one model of Ford drew admirers and collectors to George Preston Recreation Centre.

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Canada’s team chasing elusive gold medal at women’s baseball World Cup

Canada, ranked No. 2 behind Japan, opens play Wednesday against No. 10 Hong Kong

Former B.C. detective gets 20 months in jail for kissing teen witnesses

James Fisher, formerly with Vancouver police department, pleaded guilty to three charges in June

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark criticizes feds for buying pipeline

The $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline second worst decision, she said

‘Takes more courage to fail’: B.C. ultra-marathon swimmer reflects on cancelled try at record

Susan Simmons halted her swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back because of hypothermia

$21.5 million medical pot plant to be built in B.C.

The facility is to be built in Princeton

Spokane man enlists 500,000+ box fans to blow wildfire smoke back to B.C.

Spokane man Caleb Moon says he’s had enough with smoky skies from B.C.’s forest fires blanketing his city

Feds agree to look at easing jury secrecy as part of review

At issue is a law that forbids jurors from talking about closed-door deliberations

Most Read