Home invasion suspect’s fate in judge’s hands

Decision expected to be handed down this December in case of woman who was tied up during a violent home invasion in June, 2013

A provincial judge will decide whether or not Langley resident Derek Allenby is guilty in connection with a violent home invasion that included a 56-year-old woman being hit, tied up and her home ransacked on June 27, 2013.

Allenby’s trial ended on Monday (Sept. 29) in Surrey Provincial Court .

He is charged with forcible confinement, break and enter, assault and several breach charges in connection to the home invasion.

A judge will make a decision on Dec. 10.

At the time of his arrest, he was released on $75,000 bail.

Police believe the suspects were looking for the grow operation or cash revenue from it.

The legal grow op had been harvested and removed a week prior to the attack, said police at the time.

Langley RCMP along with the Emergency Response Team and Air One descended on the 56-year-old woman’s home in the 24900 block of 72 Avenue after she called 911, saying she had been hit, tied up and her home ransacked.

A couple of suspects managed to flee the scene, but Allenby was arrested near the scene.

Allenby is what police refer to as a career criminal who has alleged connections to dozens of crimes over the past decade in Langley.

Last May, he was arrested in Langley, charged with break and enter, theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained through crime. He was released that day on $200 bail.

He was rearrested on May 30 for breaching his bail, but released again.

In 2007, he was arrested in a high profile police chase caught on video. His arrest led to the seizure of numerous stolen vehicles and big construction equipment and containers on a Cloverdale property.

At the time of his arrest in 2007, he had just been released from prison.

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