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Vancouver repeat offender to be sentenced May 26

The planned May 19 sentencing was delayed because the prosecutor caught COVID-19.
Mohammed Majidpour.

A Vancouver repeat offender who pleaded guilty to arson, assault and shoplifting charges will be sentenced May 26, a Vancouver provincial court judge said.

Mohammed Majidpour, 35, was to be sentenced May 19 but the Crown prosecutor caught COVID-19 and could not proceed.

Majidpour was accused of torching a car. Court documents filed Jan. 30 allege that, on Sept. 27, 2022, he caused damage by fire or explosion to a motor vehicle.

In October, two Vancouver police officers saw the man walking near Main and Hastings streets while patrolling in East Vancouver. They were familiar with Majidpour because they had arrested him a day earlier.

He was previously wanted Canada-wide for his alleged attack on a woman. That attack involved hitting a 19-year-old student over the back of the head with a pole near Hastings and Cambie streets. The attacker uttered a racial slur before fleeing.

The officers followed him into the H&M store in the downtown core Oct. 16, 2022 where Majidpour allegedly stole $330 worth of leggings. 

He was subsequently arrested after being out of custody for two hours and 18 minutes. 

Majidpour is also facing other shoplifting and assault charges, court documents show.

It is alleged that, on July 29, 2022, Majidpour stole merchandise valued less than $5,000 from an Old Navy store in Richmond.

And, it is further alleged that, on March 19, 2021, he assaulted a woman with a weapon and also made threats to cause death or bodily harm to a woman in Vancouver.

He remains in custody but Judge Joanne Challenger agreed for him to attend in person for the sentencing.