Man says he was robbed in Vancouver mall parking lot

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter



An 18-year-old man reportedly was robbed of his phone, wallet and shoes Wednesday night.

Vancouver police were called to the Macy’s parking lot, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, about 8 p.m.

The man was in the parking lot when he was approached by another man who displayed a gun and ordered the victim to hand over the items.

The suspect in the armed robbery was described as a black male in his early 20s, thin build and shoulder-length dreadlocks, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. He drove off in a dark blue sedan with two other passengers, she said. The other passengers were described as men in their 20s, one black and one Hispanic.

Police searched the area but did not find the vehicle or the suspects.