New suspect photos released in armed robbery of young girl
Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:24PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:06PM PDT
Vancouver police have released new surveillance images in the hunt for two home invasion suspects accused of robbing a seven-year-old girl at gunpoint.
One of the men was initially believed to have full sleeve tattoos on both arms, but the new images reveal that’s not the case.
“Police are hoping the release of these additional photos will result in that one tip needed to positively identify the two men,” Const. Brian Montague said in a release.
“Someone knows who they are and we hope that the appalling circumstances of the crime will convince someone to come forward.”
The images provide a clearer view of the tattoo on the suspect’s right forearm, which appears to depict a scorpion in a tribal-style design.
The shocking home invasion was committed at a home on Dieppe Street the afternoon of June 17. Two men dressed as construction workers allegedly broke into the house while two children and their grandparents were inside.
After they struck the grandfather over the head with a gun, the man’s granddaughter yelled out – at which point the intruders allegedly pointed a gun at her and demanded money.
The little girl went to her parents’ bedroom and handed over a family piggy bank.
A number of other items were also stolen, including a unique Rolex Yachtmaster II watch.
Two suspects were captured on a security camera at the home. One man is described as white, 25-45 years old, with a slim build, shaved head and tattoos on his arms, while the other is dark-skinned, 20-30 years old, with a medium build and thin beard.
Anyone with information on their identities is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.