Three suspects fingered in Aldergrove home invasion

Two 17-year-old Langley teens and a 22-year-old Abbotsford man are suspected in a violent July 29 home invasion.

Two 17-year-old Langley boys and a 22-year-old Abbotsford man will answer to numerous charges involving a violent home invasion in Aldergrove, which saw them take a baseball bat to a young mom’s head, while punching her mother in front of a five-year-old boy.

Police are saying the July 29 robbery in the 2800 block of 273 Street was targeted and related to a prior drug dealing relationship.

On that day around 8:40 p.m., police were called to the Aldergrove townhome when several neighbours observed three males wearing hoodies and masks kick in the door of a nearby unit.

Once the suspects entered the townhome, a female was heard yelling for someone to call the police.

The 26-year-old female victim was home with her mother and five-year-old son at the time of the invasion and recognized her attackers, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.

Witnesses said two of the suspects had baseball bats while the third carried a handgun.

One of the suspects struck the 26-year-old in the head with a baseball bat. The victim’s mother, 51, was punched in the face and threatened with a handgun. The five-year-old was uninjured, said Marks.

The three assailants fled in an older grey vehicle.

Police arrived in less than five minutes to find the victim bleeding from a cut above her eye. She and her mother were taken to the hospital for treatment.

A 17-year-old Langley youth and the 22-year-old were arrested. A warrant for the arrest of the third suspect, also 17, has been issued. The first youth has been charged with break and enter and assault causing bodily harm. He has been released from custody and will next appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Aug. 28. He can’t be named because he is a youth.

A warrant has been issued for the second youth who is charged with break and enter, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, possession of a weapon and uttering threats.

Police have recommended charges against the Abbotsford man, but Crown hasn’t approved those yet.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

One person treated for smoke inhalation after Langley fire

Township firefighters were called to Deer Creek Estates Wednesday night

Tree protection advisory committee members appointed in Langley Township

Volunteers will provide guidance on protection, preservation, and planting of trees in township

Eric Woodward Foundation takes over management of Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

Annual Thanksgiving event was cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

VIDEO: Fall storm hits Langley, leaves hundreds without power

Risk of thunderstorm remain in Thursday forecast

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Most Read