Po­lice re­lease photos of sus­pect’s tat­toos in rob­bery of child

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

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.

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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.

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