Police release photos of suspect’s tattoos in robbery of child
Vancouver police are expanding their search across Canada for two suspects wanted for a home invasion where a gun was used to rob a seven-year-old girl of a change jar.
One of the suspects was initially described as having full-sleeve tattoos up his arms, but police announced Wednesday they were mistaken and the man bore tattoos on his right forearm of a tribal image and scorpion.
Vancouver police Const. Brian Montague said in a news release that officers are distributing photos of the tattoos.
“Police are hoping the release of these additional photos will result in that one tip needed to positively identify the two men,” he said.
“Someone knows who they are and we hope that the appalling circumstances of the crime will convince someone to come forward.”
The crime occurred June 17, when two men dressed in reflective vests forced their way into an East Vancouver home, said police.
One of the suspects pointed the gun at the girl before she went to her parents’ bedroom to get the change jar to hand over to the men. Police said the suspects also took a unique Rolex watch made of steel and rose gold.
Police said previously they are seeking a white man between 25 and 45 years old, with a slim build and a shaved head.
The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned man between 20 and 30, with a medium build and a thin beard.
Investigators have received several tips and are asking anybody with further information to call Crime Stoppers or the major-crimes section of the Vancouver Police Department.
A suspect in a home invasion is shown in this image released by the Vancouver Police Department. Vancouver police are expanding their search across Canada for two suspects wanted for a home invasion where a gun was used to rob a seven-year-old girl of a change jar.