Armed Robbery, Attempted Home Invasion in Thornhill

John Crawford
01/25/2019

*** EDITED -- ADDS PHOTOS OF SUSPECTS ***

A man was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint last night in Thornhill -- moments after an armed man attempted to enter a nearby home -- and police are trying to determine if the two incidents were connected.

Police say that at around 6:10 last evening, a man sitting in his blue-grey Dodge 1500 pickup on Desjardins Avenue near the tennis courts heard the sound of car doors -- and looked up to see a man standing next to his window and pointing a gun at him.

He was then assaulted and robbed, before the gunman and an accomplice drove off in his truck.

The truck has since been recovered by police, and is being examined by the Terrace RCMP's Forensic Identification Unit

The gunman is described as a slim man in his 20's, about six feet tall, with a medium complexion. 

RCMP Photos below:  

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His accompice was described as a bit heavier (RCMP Photo below) -- and both men were wearing hoodies.

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Minutes before the robbery, police say an armed man attempted to enter a residence nearby on Hagen Street.

He's described as white, in his early-to-mid 20's, and wearing   a black Helly Hansen jacket, jeans, and ball cap.

=== RCMP NEWS RELEASES BELOW ===

UPDATE: Truck stolen during robbery recovered

Terrace

2019-01-25 14:10 PST

File # 19-738

 

A truck stolen during an armed robbery on Thursday in Thornhill has been located.

On Jan. 24, 2019 around 6:10 p.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of a vehicle theft and assault involving a weapon on Desjardines Avenue in Thornhill. According to the report, a man was sitting in his truck near the tennis courts when he heard car doors, then observed a man standing next to his window with a firearm pointed at him. The man was subsequently assaulted and robbed before the gunman and another man took off in his truck. A white vehicle was observed in the area prior to the incident.

The truck was located in Terrace late Friday morning, Jan. 25. It was seized by police to be examined by Terrace RCMP's Forensic Identification Unit as part of the investigation.
Suspect one is described as:

  • Male
  • Age 20-30
  • Slim build
  • Approximately 6’ feet in height
  • Wearing a hoodie

Suspect two:

  • Male
  • A bit heavier
  • Wearing a hoodie

If you have information about these crimes, contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Liaison
Terrace RCMP
terrace.bc.rcmp.ca
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400
Fax: 250-638-7448

Email: Crystal.EVELYN@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


=== EARLIER NEWS RELEASE ===

Truck stolen, home invasion attempted in Thornhill Thursday

Terrace

2019-01-25 11:12 PST

File # 2019-738 and 2019-737

 

Thursday evening saw a man robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint as well as an attempted home invasion in Thornhill. 

On Jan. 24, 2019 around 6:10 p.m., Terrace RCMP received a report of a vehicle theft and assault involving a weapon on Desjardines Avenue in Thornhill.

According to the report, a man was sitting in his truck near the tennis courts when he heard car doors, then observed a man standing next to his window with a firearm pointed at him. The man was subsequently assaulted and robbed before the gunman and another man took off in his truck. A white vehicle was observed in the area prior to the incident.

Around 6:05 p.m., an armed man tried to enter a residence nearby on Hagen Street.

It’s unknown at this time if the two occurrences are related.

Officers are working to get to the bottom of this and find those responsible, said Inspector Jayson Lucash. Terrace is a still a small, tight-knit community. Historically, this kind of activity, an armed robbery of a vehicle, is rare. We’re asking residents to be diligent in their neighbourhoods. If you see a vehicle that looks suspicious, if unusual activity starts creeping up, call police.

In the truck file, 19-738 suspect one is described as:

  • Male
  • Age 20-30
  • Slim build
  • Approximately 6’ feet in height
  • Wearing a hoodie

Suspect two:

  • Male
  • A bit heavier
  • Wearing a hoodie

The suspect in the attempted home invasion, file 19-737, is described as a white man, early to mid 20s, wearing a black Helly Hansen jacket, jeans, and ball cap.

If you have information about these crimes, contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.
 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Liaison
Terrace RCMP
terrace.bc.rcmp.ca
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400
Fax: 250-638-7448

Email: Crystal.EVELYN@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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