UPDATE – January 15, 3:10 p.m.: The three men have been identified by Vancouver Police. All men were cooperative with investigators who have determined the men’s actions to be “completely innocent”. Read more
EDITOR’S NOTE: Since VPD has identified and deemed the men’s actions innocent, we have removed the images of the men in question.
Vancouver Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three men who look Middle Eastern who were seen taking 360 video within Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, January 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The men were seen taking video of exits and entrances and specifically capturing shots of the Dunsmuir Street exit. Mall security tried locating them but were unsuccessful.
Police initially believed four men were taking video, but the number of persons of interest has since been reduced to three men, Vancouver Police told Vancity Buzz.
Pacific Centre is downtown Vancouver’s main shopping mall, with approximately 100 shops over three city blocks in the Central Business District and direct footpath connections to SkyTrain’s Expo, Millennium, and Canada lines.
If you have any information about the men in the photo, please contact Vancouver Police at 604-717-3235.
Vancouver Police released the following statement Thursday evening:
“There is no information to believe that these men have committed a crime. Nor do we have information to believe that the public is currently at risk.
Police are interested in speaking with them about their activity in the mall.
Public safety remains our top priority and we are working with mall security and management to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
Anyone with information about these men is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-3235.”