Update: October 23, 2015 – VPD Arrest Man in Calgary for Vancouver Home Invasion

Investigators are expanding their search to include other provinces and releasing new photos in an attempt to identify two men wanted for questioning in connection to a Vancouver home invasion.

On June 17th around 3:30 p.m., two men dressed in reflective vests forced their way into an occupied home located in the 3300 block of Dieppe Drive in East Vancouver. One of the men was in possession of a gun.

Inside the home, one of the men pointed the gun at a seven-year-old child who went to her parent’s bedroom and handed over a jar of change. A number of other items were also taken in the robbery before the two suspects fled.

On July 23rd, the Vancouver Police released some surveillance photos of the pair and asked for the public’s help to identify the two men. A number of tips from the public were received and investigators continue to follow-up on the information provided.

Initially, one of the men was described as having full sleeve tattoos on both arms. Investigators are sharing new photos of that suspect that show the tattoos more clearly. They are not sleeves, but are quite distinctive and unique particularly the one on the right forearm that appears to be tribal style with a scorpion.

“Police are hoping the release of these additional photos will result in that one tip needed to positively identify the two men,” says Constable Brian Montague. “Someone knows who they are and we hope that the appalling circumstances of the crime will convince someone to come forward.”

Anyone who knows the identity of these two men is asked to call the VPD Major Crime Section at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.