May 7, 2014 12:04 pm

Woman in Darth Vader mask arrested for early morning armed robbery

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo, a Darth Vader costume produced for the second Star Wars movie "The Empire Strikes Back," released in 1980, is on display at Christie's auction house in London. For Star Wars fans, there has been a lot of speculation about what direction the series will take ever since Disney announced in October 2012 that it would buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and resume making “Star Wars” movies, starting with Episode 7 in 2015. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss, File)

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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