89-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries in South Vancouver home invasion

VANCOUVER police are searching for the suspect in a violent South Vancouver home invasion that has sent an 89-year-old man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“This incident is absolutely frightening,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Thursday. “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 Friday, October 29, VPD officers were called to a home near East 35 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,” said Visintin. “Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate and make this a priority investigation.”

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.