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Elderly Langley woman attacked in her second storey unit

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Langley RCMP serious crime unit has identified but not arrested a man accused of breaking into an elderly woman's second storey unit and assaulting her on Thursday evening (Sept. 5).

Police are saying a man entered one of the second storey units of Magnolia Gardens seniors living and care facility in the 5800 block of Glover Road. The 87-year-old female resident was preparing for bed when she found the man hiding. He knocked her to the ground, told her he only wanted food and then helped her up and into her bedroom.

Once in her room, the woman had the awareness to activate the emergency alarm at which point the intruder fled through the balcony door. The senior only suffered minor injuries.

Lower Mainland District Forensic Identification Services attended and collected evidence from the balcony, said police. As a result, a possible suspect has been identified and police continue their investigation to gather the evidence needed to lay charges and obtain an arrest warrant.

Once this is achieved, the suspect's photograph will be distributed in order to ask for the public's help in locating him.

Current efforts by police to locate him have not been successful. Police officers across the Lower Mainland have been made aware of the suspect.

Langley RCMP caution residents to close and lock exterior access doors in the later evening to ensure their safety and security.

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