Vancouver Police are investigating a daytime robbery in Chinatown that sent a senior to hospital last week, and are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects.
Nick Procaylo / PNG
The senior suffered a broken hip and is recovering in hospitalAn 85-year-old woman is in hospital following violent attempted robbery in Vancouver’s Chinatown last week.Vancouver police say the woman was walking near Main and Keefer streets at 9:30 a.m. on May 22 when she was elbowed to the ground by an unknown man.After she fell, two other man joined the assailant in trying to steal the woman’s purse, but she wasn’t giving it up.Police say the woman managed to fend off the three men and then then fled east on Keefer without the purse.The senior suffered a broken hip in the attack.“This woman was just minding her own business and walking down a city street when she was attacked by three men,” said VPD spokesman Const. Steve Addison. “Violent crimes are traumatic experiences for everyone, but when one of our community’s most vulnerable is targeted, it strikes a new low.”Police believe the man who knocked the woman down was white, 40-years-old, about 5-feet-10 and wearing glasses, a tan hat, and a blue shirt. A second man was described as being Indigenous, in his 50s, with long grey hair and carrying a red Budweiser bag. There is no description for the third man.Investigators have been searching for witnesses and security video, but have not been able to identify the attackers.Anyone with information is asked call the VPD at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at firstname.lastname@example.org/browniescott