Arrest made in attempted robbery of an elderly person

North Vancouver

2024-05-09 07:20 PDT

File # 23-1547

North Vancouver RCMP have made an arrest in the attempted robbery of an elderly person that occurred in Victoria Park in North Vancouver.

On January 24th, 2023, North Vancouver RCMP responded to reports of an attempted robbery after an elderly person met someone from Facebook Marketplace to sell their phone. During the exchange, the suspect pepper sprayed the victim and attempted to take their phone. The suspect was unsuccessful, and fled without the phone west from the park.

North Vancouver RCMP conducted a media release shortly after seeking the public’s assistance to further the investigation.

On May 3rd, 2024, North Vancouver RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in Vancouver and arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the attempted robbery. He has since been released with a court appearance of July 10th, 2024.

This was a traumatic incident for the victim, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak of the North Vancouver RCMP. Investigators worked diligently to gather evidence through conventional and non-conventional means in effort to bring the investigation to the stage its at today.

Anyone making an in-person transaction via Facebook Marketplace or other online services is encouraged to do so at a safe zone outside the detachment located at 147 E 14th St., North Vancouver.

Media Relations Unit
North Vancouver RCMP
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7321
Cell: 778-228-1619

Email: nvan_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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