Langley police believe they know who climbed into a second-storey apartment in a seniors home and attacked an 87-year-old woman.
The victim was getting ready for bed in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, in a care facility in the 5800 block of Glover Road, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The woman found the man hiding in her apartment. He knocked the woman to the ground, then told her he just wanted food.
The man helped her up and into her bedroom.
From there, the woman activated the emergency alarm, and the would-be thief fled via the apartment balcony.
The woman suffered only minor injuries in the incident, Marks said.
The Forensics Identification Services checked the balcony for evidence, and police believe they know the identity of the intruder.
Investigators are working to gather more evidence, and hope to lay charges and get an arrest warrant for their suspect soon, Marks said. The man can’t be publicly identified until a warrant is issued.
Police across the Lower Mainland have been notified to be on the lookout for the suspect.
To prevent similar incidents, police are reminding residents to lock their exterior doors, even on second-storey apartment units.
Anyone with information on this intruder can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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