Judge sets $40,000 bail for third suspect in east Vancouver robbery

A 3rd man, charged in an tried theft of a treasured metals retailer in east Vancouver in February, appeared in Clark County Superior Courtroom by way of Zoom on Tuesday.

Corbyn Jason Zychowicz, 22, of Vancouver, is charged with tried first diploma theft armed with a gun.

Decide David Gregerson set Zychowicz’s bail at $ 40,000. He will probably be charged on June 18, in response to the courtroom data.

Co-defendants Donnie Ray Rodgers Jr., 21, and R-Jay Edward Richardson, 22, each from Vancouver, appeared in courtroom in February.

Rodgers is charged with tried first diploma theft, second diploma assault and illegal possession of a primary diploma firearm. Richardson beforehand pleaded responsible to tried theft and was sentenced to 23¼ months, in response to courtroom data.

Vancouver police responded round 9:25 pm on February seventh a few theft that had simply occurred at Apex Metals, 104 SE 107th Avenue. The sufferer and the proprietor of the shop instructed 911 that a number of males had robbed him at gunpoint. Based on an affidavit with a probable trigger, he instructed dispatchers that he was following the suspect’s SUV.

For safety causes, the sufferer was ordered to cease monitoring the car and return to his store. About 10 minutes later, police positioned the SUV headed east on Mill Plain Boulevard close to Interstate 205. Police stopped the car and arrested the driving force, recognized as Rodgers, and a passenger, recognized as Richardson, the affidavit stated.

Each Rodgers and Richardson stated they let a 3rd particular person, later recognized as Zychowicz, out of the car after the sufferer stopped following them and earlier than police stopped them, in response to courtroom data.

The sufferer clearly recognized the car and stated he believed Rodgers was the person who robbed him at gunpoint, courtroom paperwork say.

He stated he was leaving his enterprise when Rodgers walked as much as him, aimed a gun and compelled him to enter the again yard the place Rodgers requested for cash and jewellery. The sufferer turned and fought Rodgers for the gun, and Rodgers misplaced management of the gun and yelled for assistance on the affidavit.

Zychowicz approached and used a stun gun on the sufferer. Each suspects then fled into their car, in response to the courtroom information.

Police stated they discovered a gun within the again yard. Video surveillance outdoors of the shop additionally recorded the incident.

In an interview with police, Richardson stated he, Rodgers and Zychowicz, who was Richardson’s roommate, had been planning to rob the proprietor of Apex Metals. They drove round in Rodgers’ car and parked down the road, the affidavit says. He stated he stayed within the car.

Rodgers instructed police it was Zychowicz’s concept to rob the shopkeeper, however he deliberate it. He believed the proprietor had costly jewellery and some huge cash with him, Rodgers stated. He additionally stated Zychowicz acquired him the firearm and shocked the proprietor in the course of the struggle, the affidavit stated.

The sufferer instructed police he met Zychowicz on-line a few month earlier and Zychowicz met him within the retailer beforehand. He instructed police he anticipated Zychowicz to fulfill him within the retailer that evening, the affidavit stated.