A robbery suspect made it easy for police recently.
A customer was leaving a store at Kingsway and Victoria around noon on Monday, March 1. As he was walking through the parking lot he made a call on his smartphone, which was in a phone wallet, according to a Vancouver Police Department release.
As he was making the call a man ran by and grabbed the phone wallet. As the suspect ran off, the victim decided to pursue.
The alleged robber pulled cash out of the wallet and threw the phone to the ground, which his victim picked up while continuing to chase the suspect.
To slow his pursuer down the suspect used pepper spray, which wasn't effective. He then pulled a handgun on the man, but then turned and ran. Sometime during this part of the chase he dropped his own wallet.
When police arrived they found the wallet, went to the address of the person it belonged to, found the suspect and arrested him.
They're now recommending charges of of robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, and breach of his conditions.,