Home invasion near Leduc leaves owner with serious injuries

Police are asking people to keep their eyes peeled for two men and a woman who forced their way into a rural Leduc County residence...

Police are asking people to keep their eyes peeled for two men and a woman who forced their way into a rural Leduc County residence and seriously assaulted the elderly homeowner.

On the morning of Jan. 10, the three suspects broke into the residence located near Range Road 241 and Township Road 495. They confronted, confined, and then “seriously assaulted” the homeowner, police said.

The homeowner, despite his injuries, was able to escape and flagged down a passing vehicle. The driver took him to the nearest RCMP detachment, where police took him to the hospital for his injuries. The victim is in stable condition and is expected to recover.

“We are seeking the public’s help,” Const. Geoff Harnum of Leduc RCMP said. “Please contact us if anyone saw something suspicious.”

Three firearms as well as several personal effects were stolen from the residence.

The two men were described as aboriginal, with one believed to be about 150 pounds, five-foot-eight-inches call, and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

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).

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