Aldergrove man arrested in 2012 home invasion

West Vancouver homeowner tied up, robbed by two men with a gun last October

  • Mar. 11, 2013 3:00 p.m.

A 24-year-old Aldergrove man is in custody accused of a home invasion in West Vancouver last fall.

On Oct. 28, 2012, West Vancouver Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of Haywood Avenue.

A man inside the home told police he had been confronted by two suspects brandishing a gun. The victim’s hands were bound with plastic tie straps and several items were stolen from the home, said police.

At the time of the alleged home invasion, police had already received and were responding to complaints about two suspicious men claiming to be distributing pamphlets in the same block.

Investigators subsequently determined the attack was not random. After an extensive investigation using a variety of techniques one suspect was identified and an arrest warrant was issued in early February.

Richard Wayne Heino was arrested by Abbotsford Police March 1, on the outstanding warrant.

Crown Counsel has approved charges of unlawful confinement and use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence.  Investigation to identify and arrest a second alleged suspect is ongoing, said West Van Police.

Heino remains behind bars.

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