A Langley City grandfather in his 70s required several stitches to his head and an overnight stay in hospital after he was attacked in his own home on Saturday, Aug. 17.
A family member told The Times the incident happened around noon when a man who appeared to be in his 20s knocked at the door of their home in the area of 208 Street and 50 Avenue.
When her grandfather opened the door, the man tried to force his way inside.
There was a struggle and the attacker hit her grandfather several times with a billy club.
The attack was witnessed by her grandmother, who screamed and picked up a phone to call police.
When she did that, the attacker fled.
The family member said the grandmother described the would-be home invader as ordinary-looking.
In addition to his head injuries, the grandfather suffered a bruised tailbone and an elbow injury.
The couple are long-time residents of the area, described by the family member as a nice neighbourhood with many older residents.
RCMP said the suspect is a Caucasian man in his early- to mid-twenties, 5’6″ to 5’7″.
Anyone with information that can assist the police investigation is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).