Vancouver Police fire shot during robbery investigation
VANCOUVER — Three suspects are still on the loose, after a robbery at a Pharmasave in Oakridge that lead to Vancouver Police firing one shot his morning.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. police received reports of a robbery in progress at the Pharmasave on Oak Street near 42nd Avenue. When they arrived, the suspects tried to get away in a stolen Ford Taurus that was waiting for them.
Police found the stolen car abandoned near 43rd Avenue and Hudson Street and were told by witnesses that the suspects got into a Jeep Cherokee, also believed to be stolen. That car – along with all three suspects inside – was located by officers at 67th and Oak Streets.
“The suspects were challenged as they were stuck in traffic. At that point, one shot was fired,” Constable Brian Montague told Global News.
He said no shots were fired by the suspects at the police officers, and no injuries have been reported. The Cherokee was then abandoned at 62nd and Manitoba Streets, where another car was stolen by the suspects. The three alleged robbers have not been located or arrested by police.
The Cherokee will be taken in for forensic testing to determine whether or not the officer’s shot hit the vehicle.
“Anytime you have a robbery, especially something like a pharmacy robbery you’re usually dealing with individuals that have a criminal history and you’re usually dealing with individuals who are desperate,” said Montague.
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