Vancouver Police are trying to determine whether a group of teenaged boys is responsible for two robberies early Saturday morning.
At approximately 3:41 a.m., a male subject was walking alone near 30th & "V" Streets when a light-colored green sedan stopped near him on the street. The male victim was then surrounded by four teenage males who demanded the victim's wallet and money. One of the four suspects got behind the victim and fired a handgun into the air. The victim surrendered his wallet and the suspects were last seen driving west on East 32nd Street. There may have been a fifth suspect who was driving the suspect vehicle. A shell casing was recovered at the scene.
At approximately 4:57 a.m., a lone convenience store clerk at the 7-11 (5600 block of East Fourth Plain) saw four unidentified males enter the store. One of the suspects, a white male, displayed a chrome pistol. While the armed suspect was removing money from the store register, the suspect fired one round into the floor behind the counter. The suspects fled the store on foot. A witness reported seeing four males get into a light green vehicle that was parked against the fence, north of the store. A shell casing was recovered at the scene. A surveillance camera captured an image of one of the suspects.
Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team are investigating these robberies and are asking anyone with information on the identities of any of these suspects, or the vehicle, to contact Det. Wally Stefan, (360) 487-7425.