MANITOBA - RCMP are asking for the public's help for information regarding an assaulted on a woman in her 70's on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday afternoon, at around 12:20PM, Selkirk and East St. Paul RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at a home on Parkton Road in the RM of St. Andrews.
When officers arrived they found a woman in her 70s who had been assaulted during the course of a robbery at her home.
RCMP said the investigation determined that the victim was in her home when she heard someone ring the doorbell. She didn't answer the door but later saw a male and female in dark clothing breaking into her car that was parked in the garage. The woman confronted the suspects at which time she was assaulted and robbed. She was treated at the scene by EMS.
The suspects left the area before police arrived. Police say there is no additional physical description of man or woman.
Police are asking anyone with information or may have seen something relating to this incident to call Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222.
In the release for the above crime, the RCMP wanted to remind homeowners to be aware of any suspicious vehicles or persons in their area and to report anything of concern to police.
Additional home safety tips:
- Always keep your doors locked. This includes ensuring that your garage door is closed and secured.
- Close and lock all windows each time you leave your home.
- If you have an alarm, ensure to set it before you leave home.
- Always keep your vehicle locked even if it’s parked in your garage or driveway.
- Use timers on indoor lights and tamper-proof, motion sensor lights around the perimeter of your home. Lighting is the most effective crime prevention tool since criminals do not want to be seen.
- Make sure your house number is visible during the day and night. In an emergency you want emergency crews to find your house number as soon as possible.
- Install a door viewer so you know who is at your door before you open it. Know who is there before you open your door and home to a stranger.
- Join or start a Citizens on Patrol group in your area to encourage everyone to keep an eye out for suspicious activity and share the information with each other and with the police.
- Follow the Golden Rule of community safety: If you see something, say something. Always report suspicious activity to the police.