Vancouver police arrest suspect linked to alleged West End home invasion

Paul Doczi faces charges of aggravated assault, break and enter and theft

A spate of charges have been laid and more could be forthcoming against a 50-year-old man who was apprehended by Vancouver police in relation to an alleged violent home invasion in the West End.

Vancouver resident Paul Doczi was arrested Saturday night and faces charges of aggravated assault, break and enter and theft.

Doczi is alleged to have entered a home through an unlocked patio door near Beach Avenue and Jervis Street early Friday morning. A 29-year-old woman sustained serious injuries, though police would not reveal the extent of those injuries other than to say the victim required hospitalization.

“As you can imagine this would be quite a traumatic experience for her, and we wish her a speedy recovery,” media relations officer Sgt. Jason Robillard told reporters Monday morning.

Robillard noted that Doczi is known to police both locally and in other parts of Canada, though neither the extent nor the locations of Doczi’s alleged criminal history was disclosed. 

Investigators have not established a motive in Friday’s alleged attack, but said the two parties didn’t know each other. Police wouldn’t say where Saturday’s arrest was made, nor where in the city Doczi lives or his occupation.

Doczi will appear in court on June 28.

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