Vancouver Police investigating string of armed robberies


Thursday robberies occurred in Vancouver and Clark County Thursday morning

On Thursday (Jan. 6) at about 8:35 a.m., multiple Vancouver Police patrol units were dispatched to a radio call of “Robbery Just Occurred” in the vicinity of the Grand Central Fred Meyer department store, located at 2500 Columbia House Blvd.

This vehicle is suspected to have been used in multiple armed robberies Thursday morning. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
This vehicle is suspected to have been used in multiple armed robberies Thursday morning. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Further investigation revealed that a customer was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown suspect in the front parking lot of the store.

The suspect pulled up to the victim, displayed a handgun, and demanded the victim’s purse.  Once the suspect took possession of the victim’s purse, he fled the location in his vehicle.

The suspect’s vehicle was a red Sports Utility Vehicle, possibly a Honda “Pilot” with no license plates displayed.

The suspect was described as an adult male in his 30s or 40s, wearing a yellow jacket and a red mask on his face.

The victim was not injured in this incident.

This robbery appears to be related to other similar incidents that had occurred in Vancouver earlier this morning (both in the city and within jurisdiction of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office).

Citizens with any information related to these incidents are urged to call 9-1-1 and ask to be transferred to the Clark County police dispatch center.  

The suspect appeared to be armed with a firearm, so extreme caution should be used if the vehicle and / or suspect are spotted in the area. 

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department.

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Kirk VanGelder
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Kirk VanGelder
18 days ago

That’s why I always carry my firearm….. Its the dregs of society that terrorize innocent people. One day the coward will run into someone able to meet force with force and stop the miscreant from his criminal enterprise.

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