Suspect charged after senior robbed in Vancouver public library bathroom

Vancouver, BC – A man who allegedly robbed a senior and assaulted security guards at the Vancouver Public Library has been charged, following a Vancouver Police investigation.

VPD arrested the suspect Friday, after he allegedly kicked open a stall door and stole a laptop from a 74-year-old man, who was using the lower-level washroom inside the library. When two security guards tried to stop the suspect from leaving, he allegedly pulled a weapon and fled.

Robbery in public washroom
(File Photo) Robbery in public washroom

The suspect tried to run from police, but was tracked down near the library and arrested following a foot chase.

Nobody was injured, and the suspect was taken to jail.

A 29-year-old man with no fixed address has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Vancouver Police Department

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