Grand Forks RCMP are seeking assistance from the public following an assault during a home invasion at 8:30AM on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Reserve Constable Jim Harrison explains:

“It was a violent armed home invasion, suspect was armed with about a 10-inch knife on his hip which he never took out of the carrier but he did threatened to use it. He punched the victim several times in the head and in the abdomen.”

Police say the suspect ransacked the woman’s home, who was home alone at the time, searching for unknown items before leaving with two 100th anniversary Bowie-knives and cash from her wallet. The man is described as being between five-foot-six and five-foot-seven, weighing about 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses.

Harrison says this isn’t the kind of investigation RCMP normally experience in this community:

“We’ve not seen this level of violence involved in something like this in the area in recent times, honestly in Grand Forks we’re not seeing violence as something that’s a predominant part of our criminal scene so it’s unusual for certain.”

Anyone with relative information is urged to contact Grand Forks RCMP (250-442-8288) or BC Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).