SURREY – Two men accused of breaking into a Whalley residence while claiming to be police are facing a string of charges as Surrey Mounties still search for a third suspect.
Three robbers broke into a home in the 9800-block of Whalley Boulevard on July 1, 2013, claiming they were cops. They threatened to shoot one of the residents, but a gun wasn’t seen. The victim was struck with a crowbar and the robbers made off with jewelry, cell phones, a laptop computer and other electronic equipment.
David Fitzpatrick, 30, of Abbotsford and Joseph Anthony Francis, 35, from Langley are both charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of assault with a weapon, and break and enter with intent. Charges against a third suspect are pending.