(Oak Bay Police Department)

Police have identified and arrested the woman who assaulted and elderly man after trying to enter his home earlier this month.

In a media release, Oak Bay Police say a 23-year-old Victoria woman has been arrested and charged with assault.

On November 3rd at around 8:30 a.m., an 85-year-old man residing at a residence on Hall Road in Oak Bay heard a knock at his front door.

Police say the man answered his door believing it to be a newspaper delivery person. When he opened the door, he was confronted by a woman who exclaimed “I am coming in.”

The man denied her entry and after a struggle where ensued, she fled on foot and was chased by the neighbour that had rushed over when they heard what was going on.

“The neighbor was able to capture a photo of the woman before he returned to check on his neighbor and call police,” stated Oak Bay Police earlier this month.

According to police, the victim did not sustain any significant injuries, thanks in part to his neighbour.

Police released the picture of the suspect which led to several tips that helped identify the woman.

The woman was arrested and has been released with conditions to not contact the elderly man or go to the area of where the assault took place.




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