Update: Vancouver man convicted of drugging, robbing Surrey man to be sentenced May 1

Brendan Roshinsky found guilty of three charges in B.C. Supreme Court.

Brendan Thomas Roshinsky

A Vancouver man accused of drugging and robbing a man from Surrey will be sentenced on May 1.

In B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster last week, Brendan Thomas Roshinsky was found guilty of administering a drug to commit an indictable offence, theft over $5,000 and theft of a motor vehicle.

Roshinsky was 25 in late 2013 when he was arrested by Surrey RCMP, who had received a report from a man who said he’d met another man online. The victim claimed the man gave him a drink which knocked him out, and then stole various items and cash from his home, as well as taking his car.

A toxicology exam showed levels of GHB – commonly referred to as the “date rape drug” – in the victim’s system.

At the time of Roshinsky’s arrest in 2013, police released his photo, suspecting he may have victimized others in a similar manner, but B.C. court records do not indicate any subsequent charges being laid against him. His prior criminal record includes mainly theft-related charges.

A sentencing hearing took place in New Westminster Wednesday (March 18). His sentence is scheduled to be delivered in the same court May 1.


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