Charges have been approved against an 18-year-old man in connection with two home invasions last month in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood.
Gary David John of Prince George, B.C., has been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of break and enter, two counts of assault and one count of disguise with intent, police said Tuesday.
He is accused of breaking into two residences and threatening the homeowners.
A woman told Global News that on Sept. 3 she awoke to find a stranger brandishing a knife in her townhouse unit.
Police were unable to track him down.
In a separate incident, Karen Thibodeau told Global News that she was asleep in her ground-floor unit near Pacific Boulevard and Cambie Street on Sept. 16 when she awoke to a noise in her home.
“He jumped back and he told me to be quiet and that he had a knife and he would use it if I didn’t be quiet,” she said.
She then convinced him to let her wait in her bathroom while he took what he wanted and left.
Thibodeau later called police, who were able to track down a suspect.
An interview with the suspect linked him to both break-ins, police said at the time.
— With files from Simon Little