Police asking for help in search for pot shop robber (VIDEO)

Vancouver Courier


Police have released security footage of a robbery at a pot shop in the hopes the public can help identify the suspect. Photo Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver police have released security footage of a robbery at a pot shop in the hopes someone can help identify the suspect.

Just before 1 p.m. on Nov. 4, a man entered the Weeds Glass and Gifts marijuana shop on Victoria Drive near East 34th Avenue. After a brief conversation with a female staff member, the video shows the robber jumping onto the counter, assaulting the employee and stealing product from the shelves. The suspect fled the store, allegedly assaulting a second employee.

“VPD detectives have exhausted any leads to identify this man,” Const. Jason Doucette said in a press release. “We believe the high quality of the video will lead to someone recognizing him, and we’re asking them to call our investigators or Crime Stoppers.”

The suspect is described as medium to dark skinned, 19 to 25 years old, 5’10” to 5’11” tall with an athletic build, shaved dark hair, brown eyes and dark eyebrows.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the video, or who has information about the robbery, is asked to contact detectives at 604-717-8924 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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