A senior citizen was taking a walk in the Rockwood Avenue area, when two suspects allegedly viciously assaulted the senior. This is the second time a senior citizen has been attacked in public, in the last few weeks.


โ€œMy 80-year-old uncle was just beaten up by 2 F***in punks and taken by ambulance! Taking a walk he takes every day on rockwood ave, these loser cowards will be found as the neighbours have a camera pointed in the direction it happened and letโ€™s just say karma will get them!!! So thankful for their amazing neighbours who actually lied on the ground beside him to comfort him!!โ€ โ€“ Carrie Williamson

Elder abuse is wrong and needs to be addressed as sternly as possible by our court system. A stiff sentence to send a message to the public that this will not be tolerated is what needs to happen.

***UPDATE: Thunder Bay Police Serice Media Release April 27/2018 8:47am

The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating an assault that occurred on the 100 block of Rockwood Avenue yesterday morning.


An 82 year old male was out walking when he was approached at approximately 11:00 a.m. by two males and assaulted. The suspects fled the area and neighbours came out to assist the male and contact police. The male was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical attention.

Suspect #1 is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 18 to 20 years old. He is 5โ€™10โ€ tall with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hoodie, black pants and a blue & white cap

Suspect #2 is a Caucasian male approximately 18 to 20 years old. He was wearing a grey hoodie and black pants.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or can identify these suspects is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 orย