VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Police are turning to the public for help to identify a suspect who robbed a woman at gunpoint in Yaletown earlier this month.
Investigators say on Oct. 9 just after 1 a.m. a man followed a woman from the Roundhouse SkyTrain station and approached her near Mainland and Helmcken streets.
He pointed a gun at her and demanded she hands over her purse.
“This type of violence is unacceptable,” says Const. Tania Visintin. “A young lady was robbed at gunpoint. We believe this was a random attack and that is extremely concerning.”
Police have released security footage from the Roundhouse Skytrain station hoping that someone recognizes the man.
#VPDNews: Vancouver Police today released security video of a suspect in a gunpoint robbery in Yaletown in early October and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers. https://t.co/79Q3k0S84X pic.twitter.com/XkWvzSuUWF
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) October 22, 2020
Visintin says the woman wasn’t physically hurt during the attack.
“I can’t begin to imagine how frightening this was for her,” she adds.
Police describe the suspect as white, 5’7″ to 5’9” tall, with a slim build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hoodie and a black mask covering his nose and mouth.
Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspect is asked to call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.