Burnaby RCMP investigating attack on senior

Burnaby

2021-10-30 19:09 PDT

File # 2021-38212

This morning, Burnaby RCMP officers responded to a report of an assault in the area of Millbrook Lane and Belfriar Drive in Burnaby.

Investigators believe a 73 year-old woman left her residence at around 3:00 a.m. after hearing a noise outside. While investigating the noise, police believe the woman was attacked by an unknown man, knocking her to the ground and causing her injury. The man fled the scene and the woman was able to return to her residence where she later sought help from neighbours.

She has since been taken to hospital and treated for lacerations and other non life-threatening injuries.

Police have not received reports of any other similar incidents in the area.

The motivation for the attack remains under investigation and Burnaby RCMP investigators are continuing to canvass the neighbourhood for witnesses and video surveillance evidence.

At this time, police are unable to provide a description of the suspect.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or potentially have dash cam or security video in the area of Millbrook Lane and Belfriar Drive between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. to please contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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