Arrests made in violent home invasion in Willoughby

Home owner tied up while armed men stole electronic equipment. GPS on the equipment lead to the suspects' arrest

  • Jun. 28, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Two Surrey teens have been arrested after a violent home invasion in Willoughby on June 20.

Three men had forced their way into the residence wielding a hand gun, said Langley RCMP Sgt. Ravinder Pawar.

The home owner was tied up while the men gathered electronics and other items. Once the suspects had left, the victim was able to free himself and contact the police.

Investigators were able to track one of the pieces of electronic through global positioning and led police to a location in Richmond.

Officers were spotted by the suspects who tried to evade police. However, police located two of them a short time later and they were taken into custody without further incident.

“This incident appears to be an isolated, targeted event and there is no imminent danger to the public in general,” said Pawar.

Charged with robbery and possession of stolen property under $5,000 is Surrey residents Albert Dario, 18, and Raymond Brown, 18. Both suspects are still in custody and made their first court appearances on June 22.

Dario is also charged with “where a firearm is used in the commission of an offense.” Brown is charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle for evading police in Richmond.

The investigation remains active, and police are still searching for more information. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or Crimestoppers.