An arrest has been made following a disturbing incident in Prince George.
RCMP say a 37-year old Prince George man is facing a slew of charges following a home-invasion robbery that resulted in injuries to a 74-year old female who was sleep at the time.
“At approximately 3:00 am Thursday, a lone male suspect entered the patio door of an apartment in the downtown area of Prince George,” Corporal Craig Douglass said.
“The apartment was occupied by an elderly female who was asleep in her bed at the time.”
Douglass said the suspect forced his way through the apartment, assaulting the victim in the process.
A number of items including a small quantity of cash were taken.
“To forcibly invade the privacy of someone’s home is absolutely horrible,” Douglass said.
“To assault the 74-year-old resident is a whole other level of disgusting.”
The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Prince George RCMP were contacted and front line officers, including a Police Dog Service team, immediately attended the area.
The suspect was located a short distance away and was taken into custody.
Phillip Christopher Wood has been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Break & enter to commit robbery
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Fail to comply with an undertaking
Although Wood is currently a resident of Prince George, he has spent a significant amount of time in the communities of Fort St. John and Terrace, BC. According to the RCMP, Wood is well known to them.
(With files from Ethan Ready, MyPGNow)