New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in an armed robbery and assault on the corner of Clarkson Street and McKenzie Street on July 11th at approximately 8:30pm.
Police were called to the scene after a group of three people were approached by two people with firearms. One suspect pointed a firearm at one of the victims and struck him in the face before taking the victim’s bag. As the suspects walked away from the group with the victim’s bag they pointed their firearms at another person who was walking down the street and asked this person what valuables they had on them. The suspects left the area westbound towards Begbie Street. The victim who was assaulted was transported to local hospital.
The first suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, with a stocky build, standing approximately 5’9” tall, wearing a black puffer style jacket, jeans, and black hat.
The second suspect is described as a white female, 25-35 years old, with a stocky build, standing approximately 5’6” tall, with blonde or red hair, wearing dark eye makeup and black clothes, carrying a green purse.
“The behaviour of these suspects is extremely concerning for police,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “It is believed the suspects and victims are not known to each other.”
The victims have been offered the services of our Victim Assistance Unit. Police are canvassing the area for CCTV footage of the suspects and are asking businesses and residents in the area to please reach out to us if you have footage of this area from the evening of July 11th. If you have video footage to share or if you recognize the description of these suspects please call 604-525-5411.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Justine Thom