Sarnia senior tied up in home invasion
SARNIA — A rare home invasion in Sarnia left a 76-year-old woman shaken but physically uninjured, Sarnia police say.
“This is such a rarity. It’s not something that happens normally,” Sarnia Police Const. Giovanni Sottosanti said.
An unidentified man — described as not older than 40, and wearing a cap or tuque, with no facial hair, glasses or piercings — pried open the side door of the woman’s Mayfair Drive home Saturday night, Sottosanti said.
The woman was watching television in her living room and went to investigate the loud noise, coming face to face with the suspect, who tied her to a chair in the kitchen, he said.
She escaped and called police around 11:40 p.m. from a neighbour’s house, while the suspect was still in her home looking for items to steal, Sottosanti said.
The suspect was gone before police arrived, police said in a news release.
The woman’s vehicle was taken, and eventually found several neighbourhoods west, Sottosanti said.
“It sounds like he used that as a quick way to get out of there and get away from everybody.”