Sus­pected home in­vader in cus­tody

The Prince George Citizen - - Front Page - Ci­ti­zen staff

A 37-year-old Prince George man is in cus­tody and faces charges after al­legedly break­ing into a home and as­sault­ing an el­derly woman.

Phillip Christo­pher Roy Wood was ar­rested early Thurs­day morn­ing after Prince George RCMP were called to a re­port of a home in­va­sion.

Po­lice were told a lone male had gained en­try into a unit in a down­town-area apart­ment build­ing and at­tacked the woman who as asleep in her bed at the time be­fore tak­ing off with a small quan­tity of cash.

Wood was ar­rested a short dis­tance away after of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing a dog and han­dler, con­verged on the scene at about 3 a.m. The woman was taken to hospi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Charges of break and en­ter to com­mit a rob­bery, rob­bery, as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm and fail­ing to com­ply with an un­der­tak­ing have been ap­proved against Wood.

“This is an espe­cially de­spi­ca­ble crime” said Cpl. Craig Dou­glass. “To forcibly in­vade the pri­vacy of some­one’s home is ab­so­lutely hor­ri­ble. To as­sault the 74-year-old resident is a whole other level of dis­gust­ing.”

Although Wood cur­rently lives in Prince George, RCMP said he has spent a significan­t amount of time in Fort St. John and Ter­race and is well known to po­lice.

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