Vancouver police arrest four men after Christmas Day crime spree

Four men are in custody after back-to-back Christmas Day robberies in Vancouver.

The first incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Hot Delivery Restaurant located at 3002 Cambie Street. Two men brandishing weapons entered the restaurant and ordered everyone to the floor.

One man was struck in the head and a woman suffered a cut to the hand after two suspects ransacked the restaurant searching for valuables.

The men fled in a waiting car.

The second incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. at the Truong Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant located at 2096 Kingsway Avenue. Two men armed with weapons burst through the door demanding everyone’s valuables. Again, the suspects fled to a waiting getaway car parked outside.

Around 8:30 p.m., officers spotted the getaway car in the area of E. Broadway and Boundary Rd. The car was followed to Willingdon Avenue near the Hwy. 1 interchange where it was blocked in by police vehicles.

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The four suspects arrested range in age from 17 to 34 years old.

They will be facing various robbery and weapons related charges.

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