Police seek teen after elderly man found beaten in Burnaby’s Central Park


Mike Laanela · CBC News · 

Police are looking for a teenaged male after an elderly man was found badly beaten in Burnaby’s Central Park on Sunday night.

The man was found by a passerby on a path close to 5889 Patterson Ave. around 9 p.m. PT, according to a statement released by Burnaby RCMP.

The victim, who is in his 70s, was taken to hospital with what police describe as “life-altering” injuries that could give him mobility issues.

The teen is described as:

  • Non-white.
  • Slim build.
  • Roughly 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
  • 14-18 years old.
  • Wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, white shoes
  • Possibly wearing a red cap.

Police are asking anyone in the area around 5889 Patterson Ave., in the northeast corner of the park, on Sunday night and saw anything suspicious to contact Burnaby RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 604-646-9999; or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text “BCTIP” to 274637 with information.

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