Elderly man victim of home invasion
Prince George, B.C. – An 88 year old man was the victim of an apparent random home invasion in Prince George yesterday.
RCMP say the victim called them yesterday from the University Hospital of Northern BC where he was receiving treatment for injuries suffered during the attack.
According to police, the suspect entered the man’s ground floor apartment in the 1800 block of 3rd Avenue around 4 in the morning. The victim fought off the much younger attacker who left the scene empty handed but leaving behind a distinctive ‘Coors Light’ back pack cooler. ( cooler shown at right, image courtesy Prince George RCMP)
The suspect is described as:
- 25 to 30 year old male
- Thin build
Although the motive for this Home Invasion is not clear, it appears it was a random act and that the suspect tried to take advantage of an open window.
The Prince George RCMP are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect and believe members of the public will recognize the back pack cooler and its owner.
Anyone with any information about this violent attack, who might be responsible or who has been seen with this back pack cooler recently, is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477