Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery.
Just after 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, West Vancouver police received a report of a robbery in progress in the 1500 block of Marine Drive.
According to a statement, the suspect entered a gas station, took out a handgun and pointed it at the cashier. After demanding money, the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing the scene on foot, police said. The gas station at that address is an Esso.
The cashier wasn’t physically injured during the incident.
Police said the suspect is described as Caucasian, average height, medium build wearing a bright blue puffy jacket, orange pants, black shoes and a black ski mask. The suspect’s handgun was black.
“Despite the efforts of the attending members and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services, the suspect was not located,” reads the statement.
It’s lucky that no one was physically hurt in this high-risk situation, said Const. Nicole Braithwaite.
“The clothing that the suspect was wearing is very distinct and we are hoping that someone might be able to identify this individual because of their clothing,” she said in the statement.
The file is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call West Vancouver Police Department at 604-925-7300, referencing file 23-3031. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca.