Man charged with unlawful confinement after break-in, fire at Edmonton seniors' residence

A 50-year-old man has been charged in connection with a break-in at a seniors' reisdence in Edmonton this week that sent the victim to hospital.


Police say that officers were called to a seniors' residence in the area of 111 Avenue and 75A Street just before 10 p.m. on Sunday night. 

It was reported that a 75-year-old resident entered his suite when the suspect reportedly jumped from a closet with a weapon. Police said the victim then had some of his personal belongings stolen and added that he was "confined to his suite for a period of time" before a fire started inside the suite, prompting both the victim and the suspect to jump from the residential suite's window. 

Police did not provide details about the fire, but said firefighters responded. 

The man has been arrested and has since been charged with offences that include break and enter, robbery, unlawful confinement and arson. 

Police did not release the name of the accused but said investigators do not believe the suspect and resident were known to one another. 

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