The Vancouver Police on Thursday released the video of a suspect being sought in a violent home invasion which took place in southern part of the city late last month.
Constable Tania Visintin said “This incident is absolutely frightening. Preliminary evidence suggests there is no relation between the victim and the suspect and that it was purely a random, isolated incident.”
At 4:30 p.m. on October 29, Vancouer Police Department officers were called to a home near East 53rd Avenue and Victoria Drive after an unknown man entered the home through the unlocked front door.
The 89-year-old home owner was assaulted when he confronted the suspect. The suspect fled before officers arrived.
“Right now, we believe there is a public safety risk as we don’t know who is responsible for this,” Constable Visintin said, adding that “Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate and make this a priority investigation.”
The Vancouver Police also added that the victim was taken to hospital where he remains in serious condition.