‘Prolific’ thieves charged

Brothers accused of robbing Surrey home of Langley bistro owner

Two men police call “prolific property crime offenders” have been charged with a break-in and robbery at the South Surrey home of Sharon Symes, the owner of Porter’s Bistro Coffee & Tea House in Langley.

Abbotsford brothers Darwin Duane Dorozan, 36, and Dane Dewey Dorozan, 35, were arrested Aug. 15 shortly after $20,000 worth of property was stolen from the Symes’ Surrey house.

At the time, Symes and her husband were told the two suspects were being tracked by the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team, who swooped in and arrested them before they got very far.

The stolen goods included flat screen televisions and jewelry.

Some of it was dumped out the windows of the suspects’ van as they tried to evade capture.

Both Dorozans have been charged with single counts of breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence.

The younger Dorozan was released on bail pending trial two days after his arrest, while the other will have a bail hearing on Sept. 7.

On Monday (Aug. 29), Surrey RCMP said the Dorozans are believed to be responsible for other residential break-and-enters in Langley, Surrey, White Rock and New Westminster.

They face another 20 additional charges, police said.

The robbery of the Symes house was the beginning of a bad week for the owner of the coffee house in the historic building at the Five Corners intersection of 216 Street and 48 Avenue.

On Monday, Aug. 22, as Symes and her daughter were preparing to leave the shop following an after-hours visit to restock supplies, a young driver lost control of a Honda in the roundabout and smashed into the front entrance just as Symes went to check the lock.

Symes yelled at her daughter to run and shoved her out of the way of the oncoming car.

“I thought I was going to die,” she said.

Instead of crashing into the shop, the Honda skidded into the wall beside the door.

The impact covered the interior with glass and debris and sent a heavy metal antique cash register flying, but no one was hurt.

After the structural damage was assessed, Porter’s reopened on Wednesday (Aug. 24) with a large piece of paper, cut to resemble a bandage, over the boarded-up entrance window.

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