The first of four people accused of carrying out a violent home invasion robbery last September will have his day in court next month.

The first of four people accused of carrying out a violent home invasion robbery last September will have his day in court next month.

Trial date set for first of four suspects in violent home invasion

Victim was held at knife point and struck several times in the face

A trial date has been set for one of the four people arrested in connection to a violent home invasion that took place in a man’s Langley City apartment on Sept. 8, 2014.

Andreas Bronk, 24, was in Surrey Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to start a trial for another break-in he is accused of in Langley in July 2014 . His trial for the home invasion will begin April 20.

Seven days have been set aside for the trial.

He is charged with break and enter and assault with a weapon. He has been in custody for some time.

He is also facing charges of kidnapping in connection with the repeated sexual assaults and confinement of a woman who was kept in a home in Brookswood last May. Clear video surveillance of the suspects entering the victim’s apartment building were distributed to the media to solicit the public’s assistance with their identification.

“The response from the public in this case was outstanding,” said Insp.  Murray Power, officer in charge of the Langley RCMP at the time of the arrests.

The Times posted the story on its Facebook page and there was tremendous interest in it. It was shared 202 times, with 23,824 people viewing the pictures.

It was around 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 8, when the victim responded to a knock at his door and opened it to a young woman.

When the door opened, three men forced themselves into the apartment.

The victim was ordered to be quiet and instructed to sit in a chair, said police. One of the suspects struck the victim several times, leaving a mark and swelling on his face.

The victim was held at knifepoint while the remaining suspects rummaged through his apartment. A number of items were taken, including a Blackberry Playbook, two laptops, the victim’s wallet, several wristwatches and two Masonic rings.

Also charged was Georgia Krenus, 18, of Langley. She pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon and being in a home unlawfully. She is expected to be sentenced March 23.

Mauricio Avila, 22, of Langley, goes to trial for the same charges April 20. He also faces a charge of taking a vehicle without consent in connection to the Sept. 8 home invasion.

Dustyn Wald was also charged and will make another court appearance on the matter in March.