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Elderly man stabbed while collecting cans

A 69-year-old Chilliwack man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed while collecting cans Thursday night.

“This is a really senseless attack on an elderly man,” said RCMP Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.

Police say the man was collecting cans in the area of College Street and Victoria Ave. at around midnight when he came upon a man in an abandoned building. After the victim asked the male what his business was there, the victim was knocked to the ground and stabbed.

The victim is currently in hospital recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a male approximately 22 years old, with a slim build and dark hair

"These kinds of crimes are a very big priority for us. We are hoping that someone can help lead us to the person responsible for this,” said Wolbeck.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604 792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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