Break-in suspect surprises victims in their home, points firearm at them

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Authorities are turning to the public to help identify a suspect in a daytime break-in that found the victims confronted by the intruder, who ordered them around with a firearm pointed at them.

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The University RCMP say that officers were dispatched to the 3400-block of Wesbrook Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 following reports of a break-in at a private residence.

The victims had arrived home and interrupted the crime in progress. The suspect pointed a firearm at them and ordered the residents into the bathroom, then fled.

The suspect is a described as:

  • Middle Eastern/South Asian with a strong accent
  • Approximately 50-years-old
  • 5’4 with a heavy build and clean shaven

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark-coloured ball cap, dark-coloured zip jacket, unzipped at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the University RCMP at 604-224-1322, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom