Police arrest man after violent Vancouver home invasion
CTV News Vancouver
Published Monday, June 17, 2019 9:59AM PDT
Last Updated Monday, June 17, 2019 3:38PM PDT
Vancouver police have made an arrest following a violent home invasion in the West End.
Fifty-year-old Paul Doczi was arrested Saturday night and charged with aggravated assault, break and enter and theft after allegedly entering a woman’s home last Friday.
"This was a priority investigation and we are pleased we were able to get the suspect into custody fairly quickly," said Sgt. Jason Robillard, Vancouver Police Department in a news release.
"We are continuing to support the victim in this assault and wish her a speedy recovery."
Doczi is now in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
The 29-year-old victim was attacked in her ground floor apartment on Beach Avenue near Jervis Street by a man who apparently entered through an unlocked patio door.
A staff member who works at the building told CTV News a concierge saw a man with a backpack in the garden in front of the building. The man then disappeared from view of the security cameras.
The building staff member said they believe the suspect “jumped onto the patio and went inside the house.”
“We believe she was hit by a metal bar or something,” they said over the phone.
Police did not specify what kind of injuries the woman suffered, but described them as serious. She was taken to hospital on Friday and is receiving support for her traumatic experience.