Man charged with 19 offences in violent robbery at Vancouver nightclub

VANCOUVER — Police in Vancouver say 19 charges have been approved against a 27-year-old man who is accused of robbing and tying up workers at a nightclub in the city's Yaletown neighbourhood last year.

They say two people entered the club after it closed in April last year, threatened workers with a gun and a knife and stole $25,000.

Police say six people were "forcibly confined" and had their hands strapped together.

They say one of the victims was assaulted and left with serious, life-changing injuries.

Police say the accused faces six counts of unlawful confinement, four counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm without a license and aggravated assault.

They say the man has been released from custody until his next court appearance, but the investigation is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2024.

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