Red Deer RCMP investigate break-in at seniors’ apartment

Suspect had knife and stole cash from a resident's purse

  • Apr. 4, 2017 7:50 p.m.

Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to identify the man who broke into an apartment in a seniors complex in the Anders neighbourhood the morning of April 3rd and stole cash from the resident’s purse while she was in the apartment.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on April 3rd, RCMP responded to a report that a man with a knife had entered the apartment of an 81-year-old woman who lives at the Victoria Park seniors’ residence.

The victim surprised the suspect, who fled the room with cash he had taken from her purse, dropping a knife on his way out.

The victim was not injured during this incident, but EMS attended and transported her to hospital to ensure her health; she was released again shortly afterward.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, with a slim build. He is approximately 5’9” tall and was wearing a big parka, tinted glasses and dark pants.

RCMP searched the area but the suspect was gone on arrival.

Police continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

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