10/15/2014 08:09 EDT | Updated 12/15/2014 05:59 EST

Robbery suspect who barricaded himself in Vancouver apartment arrested

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police have arrested a 25-year-old man who barricaded himself in an apartment after an alleged robbery.

Const. Brian Montague says the man allegedly snatched a woman's purse on Tuesday night near downtown Vancouver.

Montague says the suspect then drove off in a stolen taxi cab.

Police tracked the man down at an apartment and negotiators convinced him to surrender to police.

Montague says police will be recommending several criminal charges.