West Vancouver – investigators are seeking information that will help to identify a man who stole $10,000.00 worth of sunglasses from a store in Park Royal Mall over the weekend.
On January 30, 2021 at 6:40 pm, officers were called to the Sunglass Hut, after witnesses reported that a male suspect had entered the store, and brandished a canister of bear spray.
When the suspect was challenged by the store clerk, he deployed the bear spray inside the store, stole a large amount of designer sunglasses and ran off. There were no reported injuries.
Police immediately set up roadblocks in the area, but the suspect managed to escape.
“This was a brazen robbery in the middle of a busy mall,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “We are hoping that someone may have information to assist with identifying this suspect.”
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid-twenties, with brown hair, wearing a blue/white disposable medical mask, black hoodie with white logo, black pants, black shoes with white sole, and was carrying a gym-style blue bag with red shoulder strap.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca.