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RCMP Red Deer – Search for Suspect in Home Invasion

 

Home invasion suspect 2RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who took a taxi to rob his victim on Saturday night. Shortly after 10 pm on January 31, the suspect arrived at a mobile home in Mustang Acres and knocked on the victim’s door. When the door was opened, the suspect assaulted the resident by punching him several times. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash, the victim’s cell phone and some cigarettes before returning to the taxi, which had been instructed to wait nearby.

RCMP members attended the residence and simultaneously began a search of downtown Red Deer, where the suspect had been dropped off. RCMP were assisted in their search by the RCMP helicopter but did not locate the suspect.

Home invasion suspect 1The victim sustained bruising and cuts but did not require medical attention. Police located the stolen cell phone outside the residence.

The suspect is described as:

·         Dark-skinned

·         Dark eyes

·         5’6” or 5’7” tall

·         Approximately 170 lbs

·         Wearing a multicoloured jacket

Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying this man is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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