At approximately 10:00am this morning, NWPD patrol members responded to a call of two people sleeping in a vehicle in the 100 block of Royal Avenue. After approaching the vehicle and making verbal contact with the unknown male in the driver’s seat, the male produced a firearm. The male pointed the firearm directly at the NWPD member and pulled the trigger however the firearm failed to discharge.
While members tried to get cover the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle has been involved in pursuits through New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver and was last seen at approximately 11:00am at Southeast Marine Drive and Inverness Street in Vancouver. As a result of fleeing from police, the vehicle has been involved in a number of hit and runs and will have some damage although the extent of the damage is unknown at this time.
Update-The vehicle described as a 2015 white 4-door Buick Lacrosse displaying Alberta license plate, J33225, has been located unoccupied. At approximately 8:00pm this evening, members of the VPD located the vehicle parked in a residential driveway with no relation to this occurrence. The vehicle was unoccupied and is now in the custody of the NWPD Forensic Identification Section for processing.
The investigation is ongoing while the unknown male and female occupants of the vehicle remain at large.
The two vehicle occupants are described as follows:
- Caucasian male
- dark hair
- hoop earring in his left ear
- wearing a short sleeve shirt and a black baseball hat
- “soul patch” style facial hair
- full sleeve tattoos
- tattoo on the left side of neck
- Caucasian female
- reddish/orange hair
- acne or pock marks on her face
- wearing a tank top and tights with a flower pattern
There was also a small pit-bull breed dog in the vehicle.
The NWPD is asking anyone with any information about the occurrence or those involved to please contact Detective Fiona Reid of the NWPD Major Crime Unit at 604-525-5411. It is very important that should anyone come upon these individuals, they should call 911 immediately as the individuals are considered armed and dangerous.