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Arrest made in random assaults on elderly women in Vancouver

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Daily Hive Staff Jun 01, 2016 5:25 am

The Vancouver Police Department says they’ve made an arrest following two random assaults on elderly women last week.

The first victim, 84, was sitting on her walker waiting for a ride on West Broadway near Ash Street when a man kicked her off her seat and walked away, breaking her elbow. The second victim, 70, is wheelchair-bound and was out for a walk with her daughter when she was punched in the face by the same man. She suffered minor injuries.

The VPD say mental health was likely a factor in the attacks.

The 33-year-old man is in custody on separate assault charges unrelated to these attacks and police say they’re continuing to gather evidence to recommend charges.


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Daily Hive Staff
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