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Man sought in assault, attempted truck theft at Central Elgin home: OPP

The Canadian Press file

Elgin County say they’re on the lookout for a male suspect wanted in connection with an assault and attempted vehicle theft at a home in Central Elgin.

Officers responded to the scene at an unspecified address on Sunset Road around 6:40 p.m. Monday for a report of a robbery in progress.

In a statement on Tuesday, police said investigators allege an unknown man entered a truck on the property, damaging the ignition and catching the attention of the homeowner.

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“The owner came outside and confronted a male when both became involved in a verbal confrontation. The suspect involved then assaulted the owner with a weapon causing minor injuries,” police said.

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Police did not say what the victim was allegedly assaulted with.

The suspect, described by police as a male between the age of 25 and 30 standing approximately six-foot-two with dark coloured hair, fled to an awaiting white GMC pickup truck which fled at a high rate of speed north on Sunset Road, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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