Sgt. Randy Fincham says police quickly determined they weren't dealing with Luke Skywalker's heavy-breathing but powerful dad when they responded early Tuesday to a robbery involving a suspect wearing a Darth Vader mask.
He says the 23-year-old victim reported she was unhurt but that her attacker was a woman who'd pointed a gun at her and escaped with a small amount of cash.
In the absence of Tie fighter patrols, a 911 call helped lead police to a suspect, who was not far away and still wearing the mask.
A search revealed the 20-year-old didn't have a light sabre but was armed with a replica firearm, and Fincham says police will be seeking charges related to robbery and weapons offences.
Fincham says unfortunately for this robber, she underestimated the power of the force.