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.” 

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