Man charged in home invasion now out of jail on $75,000 bail

Derek Allenby, suspect in June 27 incident, has a lengthy criminal record.

A 32-year-old Langley man charged in connection with a violent home invasion on June 27 was released on $75,000 bail.

Derek Allenby was in Surrey Provincial Court on July 18 for a bail hearing. He is charged with forcible confinement, break and enter, assault and several breach charges in connection to the home invasion.

He makes his next court appearance Nov. 8.

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 a career criminal who has committed dozens of crimes over the past decade. As recently as May 6, 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.