Vancouver police are seeking two suspects who allegedly followed a senior into a loan shop and later knocked him to the ground before robbing him.Const. Steve Addison said the robbery took place on April 28 around 4 p.m. in the Commercial Drive and North Grandview Highway area.In security footage released Thursday, the 77-year-old victim can be seen at the counter of My Ca$hMart conducting an exchange. Meanwhile, a man in a black-and-grey sweater can be seen standing in line behind the victim, with an arm on the counter while watching the transaction.A second man enters the loan shop and stands next to the first man. When the senior notices the two men, he turns his back to them as if to block his transaction from view. As one of the two men leaves to speak on the phone, the senior finishes his transaction — collecting several hundred dollars — and exits the business.
VPD Const. Steve Addison briefs the media about the robbery of a 77-year-old man on Commercial Drive on April 28, 2019. The senior was knocked to the ground by two men and suffered injuries during the robbery.
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VANCOUVER, B.C.: APRIL 28, 2019 — Vancouver Police are seeking the two suspects pictured in this surveillance footage. They are alleged to have followed a 77-year-old senior man into My Ca$hMart on Commercial Drive, and then into a grocery store before knocking him to the ground and stealing several hundred dollars. [PNG Merlin Archive]
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According to police, the two suspects allegedly followed the senior into a grocery store and pretended to shop before knocking the senior to the ground after he left the store. The suspects took the victim’s wallet, cash and identification. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.“This appears to be a violent and targeted attack on a vulnerable member of our community,” said Addison. “We would like these men to come forward, or for anyone who knows them to contact police, so we can talk about what happened.”Anyone with information, or who recognizes the individuals, is asked to call Vancouver police at 604-717-2541. Those hoping to remain anonymous can call 1-800-222-8477.