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Law enforcement on lookout for man who broke into east Vancouver home, threatened resident with gun, stole car

Black 2024 Hondra CRV was taken on Saturday

By Alexis Weisend, Columbian staff reporter
Published: May 13, 2024, 5:23pm

Local law enforcement officers are looking for a man who broke into an east Vancouver home Saturday and threatened the resident with a handgun before stealing his SUV.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Vancouver Police Department responded about 5:40 a.m. to a home near Northeast 162nd Avenue and 20th Street. A man entered the residence through an open sliding glass door, which the homeowner left open to let his dogs out, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The suspect displayed a handgun and threatened to shoot the homeowner if he resisted. The suspect took a purse, which contained the keys to the homeowner’s car, the sheriff’s office said.

Patrol units pursued the car, but the chase ended in the Van Mall neighborhood when the suspect was no longer in sight, according to the news release. Later that evening, the Longview Police Department recovered the Honda CRV, unoccupied, in Longview.

The homeowner described the suspect as a white man, 6-foot-1-inch tall and about 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black face mask with a white print on it, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect’s identity is still under investigation.