Man charged with 2010 violent assault in Abbotsford

Ryan Jensen, 22, of Vancouver allegedly struck a woman in the face several times after robbing her apartment

This composite sketch was released by the Abbotsford Police Department in 2010 in hopes of tracking down the suspect in a violent assault and robbery.

This composite sketch was released by the Abbotsford Police Department in 2010 in hopes of tracking down the suspect in a violent assault and robbery.

A Vancouver man has been charged in connection with a violent break-in and assault that took place in Abbotsford in 2010.

Ryan Christopher Jensen, 22, was arrested last Friday (March 8) at a residence in Surrey and has been charged with break-and-enter, robbery and assault causing bodily harm.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said Jensen was identified by DNA left at the scene.

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2010, when a 20-year-old woman returned home to her second-floor townhouse in the 34900 block of Old Yale Road.

She noticed damage to the door and, when she entered the suite, she saw two men loading video games, clothing and electronics.

One of the men immediately fled, and the other attacked her, hitting her several times in the face before leaving.

The injured woman then called police, and she was transported to hospital for treatment of facial injuries that included bruises, lacerations and a fractured nose and cheekbone.

Police then issued a public plea for assistance in trying to track down the two men, as well as a composite sketch of the assailant.

MacDonald said the arrest of Jensen was the result of a “courageous victim and diligent investigators” from the APD’s major crime unit, patrol division and forensic identification section.

He said the second suspect has not been caught.

Jensen is next scheduled to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on March 26.

According to the provincial court database, he has a criminal history that includes convictions for assault, uttering threats, and breaching his conditions. He is also scheduled to go to trial in May for a robbery that occurred in Vancouver in August 2012.