VANCOUVER – A woman wearing a Darth Vader mask was arrested on Tuesday following an early morning robbery.
Police say at around 6:30 a.m. a 23-year-old woman was walking down Wolf Avenue near Oak Street in Vancouver, when she was robbed by another woman in a Darth Vader mask carrying a handgun.
The masked robber pointed the gun at the woman and demanded her money. After receiving a small amount of money the suspect then ran off.
Police were able to track her down easily, only a short distance away, because she was still wearing the Darth Vader mask. The woman was searched and was found to be in possession of a replica firearm.
The victim was not injured in this incident.
Police say they will be requesting charges for robbery with a firearm and weapons offences against the 20-year-old suspect.
“Unfortunately for this robber, she underestimated the power of the Force,” said VPD spokesperson, Sgt. Randy Fincham. “We are always a phone call away by dialing 9-1-1.”
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