Charges have been laid against a 19-year-old Langley man accused of breaking into people’s Walnut Grove homes while they slept last October.
Greyszen Beszedes is charged with five counts of break and enter and one count each of mischief, attempted theft and assault with a weapon.
Police believe Beszedes has moved to Ontario and warrants for his arrest have been issued.
The break-ins took place between Oct. 2 and 21, 2014 in the Walnut Grove area. These burglaries occurred overnight when the homeowners were in bed, sleeping. For the most part, there was no forced entry; the homes had been left insecure either by an open window or unlocked door, said police.
Items taken were generally smaller in nature – wallets, cellphones, iPads, laptops, chequebooks and video games, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
Part of Langley Street Enforcement Unit’s (SEU) mandate is to look at property crime offences and recognize patterns and trends.
The North Langley cat burglary investigation was an example of this type of case.
Police allege Beszedes is responsible for these burglaries after he was observed by a resident breaking into a car parked on a nearby street. That person awoke due to the sound and was able to restrain Beszedes until police arrived.
“With the warmer weather upon us, many will choose to leave doors and windows open to welcome the fresh air and sunshine. Please remember to consider security as well,” said Cpl. Holly Marks.
“It’s easy to forget windows have been left open as you head to bed and unfortunately, this gives the criminal an opportunity. Make sure you do one last pass around the house in the evening to make sure all the possible entrance points have been properly secured.”
He is described as Caucasian, 5’3” tall, 130 lbs. with short brown hair. If you have information that would assist police to execute these arrest warrants, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.