WPS looking to identify suspect in assault on senior


The Windsor Police Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in an assault on a senior.

According to police, on November 23, shortly before 10 p.m., officers were called to the 10000 block of Atwater Cresent for a report of an injured person. 

When officers arrived, they located a 75-year-old man with significant injuries to his face, including a large laceration, abrasions, and substantial bruising. 

Through investigation, officers say they learned the victim was outside of his residence when he observed the suspect rummaging through recycling bins. 

An altercation ensued, the victim was assaulted, and he was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Police say the suspect is described as a white man, between 30 to 40 years old, approximately five foot four tall, bald and clean-shaven. 

At the time of the incident, police say he wore a beige sweater and was riding a three-wheeled bicycle with a trailer attachment resembling a child's stroller or wagon.

Investigators are asking residents of the area indicated on the map provided to check their surveillance cameras for images of the suspect.


(Photo Credit: Courtesy of WPS)

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830 or Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com