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Vancouver police hope tattoos will identify home invasion suspects

07/29/2015 10:28 EDT | Updated 07/29/2016 05:59 EDT
Vancouver police are hoping new photos will help identify two men wanted in connection with a home invasion last month in East Vancouver that left a seven-year-old girl traumatized.

The images released today focus on one of the suspects' tattoos, especially a large and distinct tribal-style pattern and scorpion covering his right forearm. 

"Police are hoping the release of these additional photos will result in that one tip needed to positively identify the two men" said Const. Brian Montague.

"Someone knows who they are and we hope that the appalling circumstances of the crime will convince someone to come forward."

Two men dressed in reflective vests forced their way into a home in the 3300 block of Dieppe Drive June 17th. Once inside one man pointed a gun at a seven-year-old girl and demanded money.

Another man struck the girl's grandfather twice in the head with a gun. A man who identified himself as the girl's father said his daughter yelled at the robbers then went to her parent's bedroom, grabbed a jar of change and handed it over to them.

Anyone who knows the identity of the two men is asked to call the VPD Major Crime Section at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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