Police seek suspect in home invasion
Investigators are searching for a man in connection with a home invasion in northeast Calgary last month in which an elderly homeowner was robbed of money and jewelry.
Police believe this was a random incident.
Between 9:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on March 1, a man rang the doorbell of a home in the 0 to 100 block of Harvest Grove Green N.E. in the community of Harvest Hills.
When the homeowner opened the door, the man produced a weapon and forced his way into the residence. Once inside, he grabbed numerous items, including money and jewelry, before fleeing. No one was hurt. Police describe the suspect as 5-foot-10 and wearing a black balaclava over his face, black gloves, a black jacket, and dark blue or black pants. Just before this incident, it’s believed the same man tried to get into a neighbouring home.
The homeowner was sitting in the front room and confronted the man at the front door. At the time, the culprit was not wearing a balaclava, so the homeowner was able to get a good look at his face, which aided police in creating a composite sketch.
Police urge residents to look through peep holes or windows to check the identity of callers at their door, and to never open their doors to suspicious people.