East Vancouver: Car Stolen at Knifepoint on East 28th Ave
Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a brazen daytime robbery that happened yesterday, July 13, in East Vancouver.
Shortly after 10 a.m., a resident of the 4400 block Walden St. parked his car and was walking towards his house when he noticed an unknown man--the suspect--walking towards him. The suspect demanded the man’s car keys and wallet. A struggle ensued and at some point the suspect pulled out a knife, nicking the man’s neck. The suspect then walked off after not getting any property. The victim, a 36-year-old Vancouver man, was not seriously injured, only requiring a bandage for his cut.
After this incident, the suspect walked around the corner to the 200 block East 28th Ave. and approached a 61-year-old Vancouver woman who was standing next to her car. While holding a knife, the suspect demanded the woman’s car keys. She gave them to him and he then drove off in the woman’s car. The woman was not injured.
Police found the car about 10 minutes later parked in the 4600 block Prince Edward Ave. Despite an extensive search, the suspect was not located.
The suspect was described as an adult white male about 5’10” tall with a slim build. He had slightly tanned skin and a shaved head with scarring on the crown of his forehead. He was wearing a long-sleeved grey shirt, a dark T-shirt, dirty jeans, Converse-style running shoes that were mostly black with some red and white accents, and ‘construction-style’ glasses.
(Via VPD Media Relations)