Vancouver man brutally assaulted after posting Craigslist ad selling jewellery

Global News

WATCH: A warning for anyone posting ads on Craigslist or any other online marketplace, after a 59-year-old man was badly beaten.

VANCOUVER – A 59-year-old man will require assistance for the rest of his life following a brutal assault that took place last November.

Vancouver Police say the victim had posted a Craigslist ad, selling some costume jewellery, and was attacked in his home when the buyer responded to the ad.

It  happened on Nov. 11, 2014, at about 5:30 p.m. The victim suffered severe head and facial trauma and was knocked unconscious. It was more than an hour before he was able to get up and walk to a neighbour’s apartment to ask for help.

The suspect stole several items from the home, but Cst. Brian Montague, with the Vancouver Police, says they believe the motivation for the robbery was the jewllery, which the suspect may have thought was worth…

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