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Police seek help with 2009 assault case

Somebody knows who was responsible for what police are calling a cowardly attack on an elderly Qualicum Beach woman almost a year and a half ago and local police are once again calling for them to come forward.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Richard van de Pol said the attack took place on Nov. 6., 2009 at approximately 12:49 a.m. when an elderly woman who was sleeping in her home was awakened to find a stranger in her bedroom. 

The man is believed to have entered the residence through a sliding glass door,  entered the bedroom where the 78 year old woman was sleeping, assaulted her and fled from the scene with her purse.

The suspect is described as an approximately 18 to 28 year-old Caucasian, approximately five feet, eight inches in height, and about 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark jacket and a maroon colored toque at the time of the attack.

Van de Pol noted RCMP investigators thoroughly examined the scene and were able to locate evidence which will help to identify the suspect. 

The woman was not physically injured as result of this attack however, this incident has had some impact on her emotionally. 

“This cowardly act has left this woman feeling vulnerable in her own home, a place where we should all have the sense of feeling safe and secure,” van de Pol said. “Someone out there knows who committed this crime. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this individual.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-611. If if they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-8477.


 

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