A 68-year-old woman was assaulted during a botched break and enter in Lynn Valley on the afternoon of Aug. 21, according to police.
The suspect strolled through an unlocked front door in the 800-block of Shakespeare Avenue but soon spotted the homeowner, according to North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong.
"(He) was probably surprised as much as she was," De Jong said.
The stocky man bowled the woman over during his escape, according to De Jong.
"She fell against the glass table and received some injuries," he said.
The woman was treated for superficial injuries to her leg and face at Lions Gate Hospital and released later that day.
The suspect is about five feet eight inches tall with glasses, according to police.
The break and enter was an isolated incident, De Jong said.
"We are actively investigating several B and E's in North Vancouver to see if there's any commonality but at this point it appears very random.
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