101-year-old Ernest Cote refused demands for cash made by a thug who showed up at his door in Ottawa on Thursday. After his refusal, the wanted man forced his way into Cote’s home, tied him up, and left with several items, TheBlaze.com reports.
Cote was uninjured and able to free himself, but police are still after the suspect. “The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about 50, with fair complexion, a prominent nose, and short grey hair. He was wearing a driver’s style cap and possibly glasses, and was dressed in black winter jacket, pants, boots, and gloves. The suspect also carried a black shoulder bag.”
Authorities are also looking at surveillance footage from the condo complex where Cote resides in hopes to ID the suspect.
Father of four, Cote was also a colonel when he left the Armed Forces in July 1945 to become second secretary for the Department of External Affairs.