Edmonton police are looking for the public’s help in locating a break and enter suspect.
Neighbours saw a man trying to break into a woman’s home at 109 Ave. and 117 Street on Sept. 6. The woman was not home at the time.
The neighbour confronted the man who threatened him with a knife. The suspect then fled on a bike. The neighbour was not injured.
EPS say they understand the neighbour was trying to help but advise the public to contact police rather than confronting individuals.
“It was very lucky that no one was seriously injured,” Acting Staff Sgt. Elaine Jensen says. “We encourage citizens to contact the police as quickly as possible and be the best witness they can be, rather than physically pursuing individuals and potentially being harmed,” she adds.
The suspect is described as a Native man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5’9 and weighing 150 lbs. He has short dark hair, prominent cheek bones and a faint moustache. The man was last seen wearing a white golf shirt with horizontal turquoise stripes on the sleeves and black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call EPS at 780 423 4567 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).