Vancouver A year-long Vancouver Police investigation has led to the arrest of three suspects in connection with a violent home invasion and kidnapping in East Vancouver.

“We’ve spent months collecting and methodically analyzing evidence in this case, and that work led us to the arrest of three suspects who have now been charged for their alleged roles in these crimes,” says Sergeant Steve Addison.

VPD began investigating on March 11, 2023, following the night-time home invasion and kidnapping of four-people from their family home in East Vancouver.

The victims were driven outside of Vancouver and held hostage for a period of time.

The B.C. Prosecution Service has now approved criminal charges against:

  • Duoth Techen Garkouth, 19, of Surrey, for break-and-enter and kidnapping
  • Ramadhan Ibrahim-Hussein, 19, of Richmond, for break-and-enter and kidnapping
  • A 17-year-old youth from Surrey who can’t be named, for break-and-enter and kidnapping.

Ibrahim-Hussein and the 17-year-old were arrested in Surrey on April 3. Garkouth was arrested on April 10 in New Westminster.

The three accused remain in custody.