Suspected home invader in custody
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.