Vancouver police believe a single suspect could be responsible for two random attacks on elderly women.
Const. Brian Montague says in a news release that both victims were assaulted Thursday within hours of each other on Vancouver's west side.
An 84-year-old woman suffered a broke elbow and remains in hospital after being kicked to the ground while sitting on her walker just before noon.
It happened just a few blocks from Vancouver General Hospital.
The second attack happened about two hours later and a few blocks west, near Broadway and Granville Street.
In that case, police say a 70-year-old woman in a wheelchair was punched once in the face but did not require medical attention.
Police say a suspect in his 20s, five feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and full beard, walked away from the first attack.
Police say witnesses to the second assault could not provide a description, but investigators believe the same man could be linked to both assaults.