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Langley police arrest and charge man for breaking into elderly woman's home
Police in Langley have arrested and charged the man believed to be responsible for the break-in to an elderly woman's home at a seniors' living and care facility on Sept. 5.
Liban Mohamud Shire, 22, of no fixed address has been arrested and first appeared in Surrey Provincial Court on Thursday. He will appear again on Sept. 20. Shire is charged with break and enter and unlawful confinement.
Police allege a man entered a second storey unit as an 87-year-old woman was preparing for bed at her Magnolia Gardens home on Glover Road. She found the man hiding in her residence and he knocked her to the ground. He told her he only wanted food however he led her to the bedroom where she was able to activate the emergency alarm. He fled through the balcony door.
RCMP's Forensic Identification Section was able to gather evidence leading to the identification of a possible suspect.
Shire is known to have links to other western provinces including arrest warrants in Saskatchewan for possession of stolen property, unlawful confinement and robbery.
“The safety and security of our senior citizens are a priority to both police and our community. This investigation has been a priority for Langley RCMP and we are extremely pleased with the progress to date," said Langley RCMP Insp. Murray Power.