Man involved in home invasion sought

Red Deer RCMP are seeking public assistance to locate a man involved in a home invasion on Saturday night.

RCMP are seeking help to locate a man involved in a home invasion on Saturday night.

RCMP are seeking help to locate a man involved in a home invasion on Saturday night.

Red Deer RCMP are seeking public assistance to locate a man involved in a home invasion on Saturday night.

The man took a cab to a mobile home in Mustang Acres, where he knocked on a door.

When the door opened the man punched the resident several times. The assailant stole an undisclosed amount of cash, the victim’s cellphone and some cigarettes. The suspect returned to the cab, which had been instructed to wait.

The victim suffered bruises and cuts but did not require medical attention. Police located the stolen phone outside the mobile home.

RCMP attended the residence, searched downtown where the suspect was dropped off and were assisted by RCMP helicopter. The police search did not locate the suspect.

Police have released photos of the suspect.

The man is described as having dark skin, dark eyes. He is believed to be about 1.7 metres (five feet six to seven inches) tall and 77 kg (170 pounds). He was wearing a multi-coloured jacket.

Anyone who can assist police is asked to call 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.