Violent home invasion in Leduc County Jan. 10

Police are searching for suspects described as native after elderly citizen assaulted, guns stolen

  • Jan. 11, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Cst. Geoff Harnum

Leduc RCMP

On the morning of January 10th, 2017, three suspects, described as two native males and one female, forcefully entered a rural residence in the area of Range Road 241 and Township Road 495, east of Leduc.

The suspects confronted, confined and seriously assaulted an elderly male home owner.  The homeowner was able to escape, and flagged down a passerby who drove him the closest RCMP detachment.

Subsequently, the elderly male was admitted to the hospital for his injuries. He is in stable condition and is expected to recover.

Three firearms and personal effects were stolen from inside the residence.

One of the males was believed to be wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt (hoodie), was approximately 5’8″ in height and weighs approximately 150 lbs.

“We are seeking the public’s help.” Says Cst. Geoff Harnum of the Leduc RCMP. “Please contact us if anyone saw something suspicious early in morning of January 10 in the area of Range Road 241 and Township Road 495, between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m..”

If you have information about this incident, please call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7200. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).