New Westminster – One person has been charged in relation to a home invasion that occurred in the Connaught Heights.
On the morning of August 16, 2020, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion near 19th Street and 10th Avenue. A group of males, allegedly armed with firearms and wearing masks forcibly entered an occupied home and proceeded to steal valuables and a vehicle. The occupants of the home were not harmed during the incident and complied with the direction of the suspects.
Major Crime Detectives assumed conduct of this investigation and recommended charges to Crown Counsel. Crown Counsel has approved charges against 20 year old Nathan Boivin for the following offences:
3 counts of Robbery, contrary to section 334(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
3 counts of Assault with a Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
3 counts of Unlawful Confinement, contrary to section 279(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Break and Enter to Commit and Indictable Offence, contrary to Section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Possessing a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Theft Over $5,000, contrary to section 334(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
Possession of Stolen Property, contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Nathan Boivin has been released from custody with conditions for an upcoming court appearance.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar