Police search for robbers who held seven-year-old at gunpoint

Vancouver Police

A seven-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after having a home intruder held her at gunpoint during a home invasion on July 17.

The Vancouver Police Department have released pictures of two suspects who allegedly broke into a home on the 3300 block of Dieppe Street in East Vancouver shortly after 3:30 p.m. on July 17. The men wore reflective construction vests and one was in possession of a gun.


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According to the police report, one man pointed a gun at the child who then went to her parents’ room to retrieve a jar of coins to give to the man. The men also stole a number of other items including a Rolex Yachtmaster II steel watch and a rose-gold watch.

The suspects then walked away from the home, heading south on Dieppe Street.

Police say one of the men was white, 25 to 45 years old, with a slim build, a shaved head and full sleeve tattoos on both arms. The other was dark-skinned, 20 to 30 years old, with a medium build and a thin beard.

VPD Sergeant Randy Fincham says, “This was a heinous robbery, which will have an impact on a seven-year-old child and her family for the rest of their lives.”

Police are now asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects. Anyone who knows the identity of these men are asked to call VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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