July 14, 2014 6:38 pm

One man arrested after brazen daylight gold theft in Vancouver

Shortly after 1 p.m., a man entered the Douglas Reynolds Gallery at Granville Street and West 7th Avenue, smashed a series of display cabinets and made off with an undisclosed amount of gold.

Darrell Patton, Global News

One man is in custody and the gold has been recovered after several display cabinets at a South Granville art gallery were smashed on Monday afternoon.

Police say that shortly after 1 p.m., a man entered the Douglas Reynolds Gallery, and proceeded to smash several display cabinets. He made off with an undisclosed amount of gold.

The suspect fled the scene in a waiting getaway car. Shortly after, police spotted the getaway car and arrested the lone occupant.

Forty-one year-old Harold Jason Amos of Vancouver has now been charged with armed robbery, disguise with intent , possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a  firearm contrary to an order and possession of stolen property.

The alleged driver, fifty-one year-old Scott Robert Deckert of Vancouver, has been charged with one count of armed robbery.

 

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