Police arrest suspect in home invasion targeting seniors

Police in Langley have arrested a man suspected of breaking into the home of two senior citizens earlier this week.

78- and 79-year-old victims still shaken, police say

Brody Muncey allegedly robbed two seniors 1:04

Police in Langley have arrested a man suspected of breaking into the home of two senior citizens earlier this week.

RCMP said Brody Muncey, 27, and a partner allegedly robbed a 78- and 79-year-old couple in their apartment. Police had been asking for the public's help to find him, with the partner already in custody.

In a news release Saturday evening, police said they responded to an apartment building in the 5300 block of 206th Street after receiving a tip from the public. 

"Out of an abundance of caution, some residents of neighbouring units were temporarily moved outside and the Lower mainland Emergency Response Team was called in," the RCMP release says. "A short standoff [ensued] but after a few minutes Muncey was arrested without further incident."

Const. Craig van Herk said earlier Saturday that the two seniors are still shaken.

"We don't need these kinds of people walking the streets, we need to get them into the court system and hold them accountable for it, and ultimately get them the help that they need," van Herk said.

"We have a significant number of seniors that live in our jurisdiction and it's a priority for us not just to keep them safe, but keep them in a position where they feel safe."

Muncey will face charges of breaking and entering and unlawful confinement. He also had outstanding arrest warrants for robbery and use of an imitation firearm, police said.

With files from CBC's Jason Proctor

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