PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A well-known man made a court appearance after a disturbing incident early Thursday morning in downtown PG…
Police say at approximately 3 AM, a lone male entered the patio door of an apartment located in downtown Prince George. The apartment was occupied by a senior who was asleep in her bed at the time.
The suspect forced his way through the apartment, assaulting the victim in the process. A number of items including a small quantity of cash was taken. The male suspect fled a few minutes later.
RCMP were contacted and officers, including a Police Dog Service team, immediately attended the area. The suspect was located a short distance away and taken into custody. The suspect was held in custody overnight and appeared in court on Thursday.
Phillip Christopher Wood, a 37 year-old Prince George resident 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 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.
The victim was transported to hospital by paramedics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
“This is an especially despicable crime” says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “To forcible invade the privacy of someone’s home is absolutely horrible. To assault the 74 year old resident is a whole other level of disgusting.”
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