A 50-year-old man has been charged in connection with a break-in at a seniors’ residence in Edmonton this week that sent the victim to hospital.
Police told Global News that officers were called to a seniors’ residence in the area of 111 Avenue and 75A Street just before 10 p.m. on Sunday night.
“It was reported that a 75-year-old resident entered his suite when the suspect reportedly jumped from a closet with a weapon,” police said in an email.
Police said the victim then had some of his personal items stolen and added he was confined “to his suite for a period of time” before a fire started inside the suite, prompting both the victim and the suspect to jump from the residential suite’s window.
Police did not provide details about the fire but said firefighters responded.