Police in a Metro Vancouver metropolis are purchasing for a suspect armed with an unusual however perhaps fitting weapon.
The New Westminster Police Department was called to a games store in the metropolis last week for a reported theft.
It is alleged a man went into the store on Feb. 2, picked up several bundles of cards used in the game Magic: The Gathering, and placed them into a bag.
Police say the man “brandished a zigzag sword” when confronted by a store worker, then fled the area.
The man tantalizing is said to be white and between the ages of 20 to 40. He had a bandage on his left hand at the time, and was wearing a dark colored rain jacket with a hood, a dark T-shirt, gray pants and white runners with dark laces.
He was wearing a red-and-yellow face mask with the brand of the superhero The Flash on it at the time, police said in a statement. He was also carrying a blue Costco-brand cooler bag.
Officers say they have safety video of the individual tantalizing, and ask anyone with more information to contact the department.
Police have no longer publicly identified the store the place the cards were stolen, however based on a Facebook publish, it appears the theft befell at the T&N Games at the Royal Metropolis Centre.
The store posted photos of a man fitting the NWPD’s description online, writing, “This comely, upstanding citizen shoplifted a quantity of Magic Bundles then pulled out a machete when puzzled by staff.”
The store asks anyone who acknowledges the man to let its staff know so that they can contact police.